Mazatlán has more than 10 monuments along the Malecón.
MAZATLAN. – Mazatlán is a city that is distinguished by its paradisiacal beaches and beautiful orange sunsets, but did you know that it has more than 10 monuments along its 21 kilometers of Malecón?
Do not worry if you are from Mazatlan and do not know the meaning of each one, below we will give you a brief explanation of them, accompanied by the information of their author and why they decided to do it.
1. El Escudo
The Shield was designed by the artist Rolando Arjona Amabilis in 1958. Its first face is divided into four quarters that represent the municipalities of Culiacán, El Fuerte, El Rosario, and Mazatlán.
The second face is held by an anchor, a symbol of the port activity that founded the port, surrounded by two sirens that represent the Carnival and the Floral Games, in addition to the sun, the moon, and the crab that represents the Tropic of Cancer that crosses the municipality, in its barracks in the center is the deer as a pre-Hispanic symbol that gave its name to Mazatlan.
2. El Venadito
It was made in 1977 by Pedro Jiménez Corona, commissioned by a Masonic lodge that still exists in Mazatlan; This figure quickly became one of the most emblematic monuments of the port, which is why Mazatlán has two little deer made by Jiménez Corona himself: the copy with which it was replaced in its original location and the restored sculpture, located from 2011 between the UAS and the sports center.
3. La Mujer delfín
Work of Rodrigo Becerra Rodríguez, located since 2004 at the entrance of one of the most historic corners of the boardwalk: the Carpa Olivera. This monument represents women and their beauty which goes hand in hand with the activities that characterize Mazatlan: fishing.
It was placed in 2004, but nature and vandalism caused the complex to be rehabilitated again between 2014 and 2015.
4. La Mujer mazatleca
It was created and donated in 1983 by the composer and sculptor Gabriel Ruiz Galindo, the same one who would perform the songs Mazatlán and Noches de Mazatlán. It is a clear tribute to the beauty and character of the natives of the port, its carnival queens, muses of waltzes and songs like those composed by its author, as well as Fernando Valadés, José Alfredo Jiménez, and Enrique Mora.
The sculpture is located in the center of a small esplanade lined with marble slabs bearing the names of prominent Sinaloan artists, a kind of local walk of fame. The figure emerges from the waves that make up her dress, with one foot in front and her arms open to welcome visitors to the port.
5. La Sirenita y el Amor
It is another work by Jiménez Corona, it was created in the 1980s, this peculiar sculpture placed on one of the cliffs that surround the esplanade Sánchez Taboada, better known as El Clavadista, remained lonely and distant from the curious until a bridge over the waves to bring her closer to them.
It consists of two figures contemplating the passers-by on the boardwalk, while Cupid aims one of his arrows at the lovers who come here to wait for the sunset.
6. Continuidad de la Vida
He did it again! Jiménez Corona surprised Mazatlecos and visitors with his illusion of dolphin movement. The monument represents Adam and Eve mounted on a large conch shell, which means the continuity and prolongation of life, contemplating eleven dolphins in the Sea of Eden that represent marine life, putting man on an equal footing with animals and the ecosystem. that surrounds you.
The sculpture bears the popular name of Los Delfines, for obvious reasons, and has been part of very important public ceremonies of the town hall, such as the one that occurred in April 2014, when its waters were colored blue, celebrating Autism Day.
7. Los Monos bichis
Although its official name is Alegoría Marina, very few people know the monument built in 1958 by Rodolfo Becerra Gómez, considered by many Mazatlecos as the most important and representative of the boardwalk. Its most popular name alludes to a very regional word that comes from the Yaqui adjective “bichicori”, which means naked or with little clothing, a situation in which we find his man and his wife.
It is also known as the Fisherman’s Monument because of the net carried by the man in the ensemble.
8. La pulmonía
On Del Mar Avenue, this monument has been located since 1998, which commemorates another of the unique symbols of Mazatlan, its transportation: pneumonia.
A car designed by Miguel Ramírez Urquijo in 1969, and that has this name because of the belief that people of those times had that when you got on you would get “pneumonia”. This monument is the only one that can be occupied by people, who can sit inside.
9. Los Lobos marinos
It was made in 2007 by César Luna Orozco with the purpose of covering the pumps that carry seawater to the nearby Aquarium. The monument represents the small islet near the port where these marine mammals arrive each year.
10. La familia
The Monument to the Family is a bronze sculpture located on Av. Del Mar, where the boardwalk begins, represents a Mazatlecan family contemplating the city with optimism awaiting the arrival of a new and more promising century. This monument was built to celebrate the beginning of the 21st century and today it is one of the typical places to take a photographic souvenir of Mazatlan.
The original title of the Monument to the Family is: “This is how the millennium grabbed us” since it was born to celebrate and remember the arrival of the year 2000. It was created by the plastic artist Antonio López Sáenz and inaugurated at midnight on January 1, 2000.
11. Monumento a Pedro Infante
The monument to Pedro Infante adorns the Malecón de Mazatlán since April 15, 2004, and is visited by thousands of people to take a photo with him or on his motorcycle and at the same time enjoy the beautiful view of the Olas Altas bay.
Pedro Infante was born in Mazatlán, but spent much of his life in Guamúchil, so these 2 places hold this icon of the golden age of Mexican cinema in great esteem, which is why this statue was placed on the Malecón.
The image that represents it is inspired by the famous movie Full Machine.
12. Monumento a Lola Beltrán
This monument is a tribute to María Lucila Beltrán Ruiz, better known as Lola Beltrán, a woman from Rosario, Sinaloa who stood out worldwide. She was a singer, actress and television presenter considered the greatest exponent of Mexican vernacular music, she was also the first ranchera singer to sing at the Palace of Fine Arts.
Lola Beltrán is an icon in Mexican culture, and especially in Sinaloa, as the Lola Beltrán Museum is located in her native Rosario; and in Mazatlan this statue created by the sculptor Pedro Jiménez, who created the monument to the Venadito, the Allegory of Life, the Children and the Dolphin.
13. Monument to The Beatles
A piece of England is found in Mazatlan! Here you can find one of the best tributes in our country, for one of the most acclaimed bands of all time: The Beatles. Liverpool Alley is a replica of Liverpool Street in England and aims to attract national and international tourists.
In the place there is a sculpture of The Beatles, a work done by the sculptor Óscar Ponzanelli.