The MUSAM (Archaeological Museum of Mazatlán) originated in the convocation launched by the famous mazatleco Jose C. Valadez who wanted to form a museum of Mazatlán and for Mazatlán. The initiative was taken by his descendant Miguel Valadez who considerably expanded the collection and from his trench as Official Chronicler of the city convinced the authorities of Mazatlán to make the dream of his illustrious ancestor become true. His call did not echo; however, the initiative was taken by his descendant Miguel Valadez who considerably expanded the collection and from his trench as Official Chronicler of the city convinced the authorities of Mazatlán to make the dream of his illustrious ancestor become true. It was finally in 1989 (although on the commemorative plaque inside the museum it is reported that it was on June 29, 1984) and on November 8, 2001, it was entrusted with its custody to INAH. The museum has large Archaeological representive collection pieces of the process that occurred in southern Sinaloa in pre-Hispanic times. Being the "Pectoral Teacapán" the most recent adhesion to the collection. The museum has large Archaeological representive collection pieces of the process that occurred in southern Sinaloa in pre-Hispanic times. Being the "Pectoral Teacapán" the most recent adhesion to the collection. The information contained in the museum's rooms is a product of archaeological research that has been carried out in conjunction with information from the work of Isabel Kelly in 1932 and Stuart Scott between 1967 and 1973, that allowed the presentation of a proposal for the development of the human group that inhabited the south of Sinaloa from its early stages of occupation at the dawn of our era until the Spanish conquest in 1531, and even the recognition of the survival of certain pre-Hispanic traditions in modern Sinaloa. The enclosure is divided into four permanent exhibition halls, As well as a large room for temporary exhibitions, where cultural and academic events are held, such as lectures, book presentations, reading rooms, among others. The INAH through MUSAM, treasures at home, the cultural heritage of our land for present and future generations. Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 09:00 to 18:00 hours Admission: $ 40.00 Free admission: Children under 12 years old, students and teachers with credential Senior citizens over 60 years. (Only for Mexicans) Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Gallery Photo How this Virtual Tour was made
 
On Wednesday, August 31st at the port of Mazatlán at 6:15 in the morning the cargo ship Höeg Target arrived, the largest in the world specialized in the transport of cars, buses, trucks and heavy machinery. The boat, of the Höegh Autoliners company, carries two thousand 141 cars assembled in the plant of Kanda of the Nissan company, in the north of Tokyo, Japan. It measures 200 meters in length and can carry up to 8 thousand 500 cars. La Admnistración Portuaria Integral (API)-The Integral Port Administration-, of the entity, informed that the units will be moved from Mazatlán to the plant of Aguascalientes and the rest for its distribution in different parts of the country.. La Admnistración Portuaria Integral (API)-The Integral Port Administration-, of the entity, informed that the units will be moved from Mazatlán to the plant of Aguascalientes and the rest for its distribution in different parts of the country. The director of API, Alfonso Gil Díaz, clarified that there are bigger ships, but they are petroleum or tourist cruises, but Höegh Target is the biggest car transporter that arrives in Mazatlán. A similar one has never arrived to any port of Mexico and it will return in December after going around the world thanks to the new Channel of Panama this boat can pass as it measures more than 60 meters of width. Leif Höegh & Co is a company of international transport, founded in 1927 by the Norwegian Leif Hoegh (1896-1974). Since 2006, the company has been structured as two separate entities, Höegh Autoliners, and Höegh LNG, with Leif Høegh & Co acting as a common holding company. La Admnistración Portuaria Integral de Mazatlán, S.A. de C.V., is an entity of the Federal Government, which was constituted on July 22nd, 1994, holds a concession title for 50 years, which was conferred by the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (from its initials in Spanish: SCT), in order to carry out, among other things, to manage functions, promote, build, develop and maintain the infrastructure of the enclosure port of Mazatlán, Sinaloa. A similar one has never arrived to any port of Mexico and it will return in December after going around the world thanks to the new Channel of Panama this boat can pass as it measures more than 60 meters of width. API Mazatlán must: • Plan, schedule and execute the actions needed for the evaluation, operation and development of the port, or group of them and terminals, in order to achieve the greatest efficiency and Competitiveness; • Use, exploit and explore the property in the public domain in the port and manage the area of port development; • Build, maintain and administer the port infrastructure of common use; • Build, Operate and exploit terminals, marine and port facilities by itself or through a third party through a contract of a partial transfer of rights; • Provide port or related services by itself or through third parties through the respective contracts; • Comment on the delimitation of the area and areas of the port; • To formulate the rules of operation of the port, which will include, among others, the schedules of the port, the requirements which must be met by the providers of port services and, subject to the opinion The Committee of Operations, be subject to the approval of the Secretary of Communications and Transportation; • Assign the positions of mooring in the terms of the rules of operation; • Operate services of surveillance, as well as the control of assets access and transit of persons, vehicles and goods in the land area of the port area, in accordance with the Rules of Operation of the same and without prejudice to the powers of the Captain of port and of the competent authorities; • Perceive, in the terms the relevant regulations and the concession title, income from the use of the port infrastructure, by the conclusion of contracts by the services that provide directly, as well as by the other commercial activities.  Text: Alfonso Gil Diaz Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet Photo Gallery How this Virtual Tour was made The arrival of this one ship to Mazatlán will represent a letter of recommendation to other shipping companies that are still analyzing to take to this port of the Mexican Pacific Ocean like maneuvers point to import large volumes of goods. This shipping company counts with 70 ships produced by a network of 30 proper offices located in different parts of the world and a wide network of agencies that allow it to offer solutions to its clients with a global coverage. This, since it not only transports new cars, but heavy and secondhand machinery and other mobile goods, as well as loads oversized and loads of project (rolling and static). The photos of this virtual tour I made took them in this one occasion with the Nodose pole Ninja to three meters high and to have major detail used a diaphragm f/11, with ISO 100 and a speed of obstruction of 1/200.
 
Teeming with Blue Marlin, White Marlin and Sailfish, the waters of Mazatlan coast are called the Billfish Capital of the World and deep sea fishing is the number one sport. Dorado, Yellow fin Tuna, and Grouper can be reeled in aboard Aries Sport Fishing Fleet at Marina El Cid. Head further north is lake El Salto, where can be experienced the best freshwater bass fishing in all of Mexico. Mazatlan is much more than a sun and beach destination on the Mexican Pacific coast. It is a city with a diverse dynamic year-long cultural program; it owns a deep history, dazzling art and world-class gastronomy. Mazatlan offers endless boating and water sporting adventures at El Pacifico. Enjoy offshore boating, kayaking, windsurfing, parachuting or catamaran riding, or visit the three islands off the coast. El Cid Castilla Beach and Marina El Cid’s Aqua Sports Center has any required equipment for rent. Enjoy snorkeling, sail boating or jet skiing round the three islands: Isla de Venados, Isla de Pajaros and Isla de Lobos, which are considered ecological reserves. Boogie board surf big waves or go on banana boat to Isla de Piedra’s calm beach. Great adventurous and sporting activities! Not to mention amazing beaches. Located right on the south of Tropico de Cancer, Mazatlan allures with a subtropical, temperate weather the whole year. The average temperature is 77 up to 86° F. Stroll through the historic district, home to the world-recognized Angela Peralta Theatre or the stunning sandy beaches along the malecon, which is recognized as the longest in Mexico. Play world-class golf at the reputed El Cid Golf & Country Club, deep sea fish or tour the old mining villages, such as El Quelite with its cobblestone streets, or Copala and its baroque church in the Sierra Madre where John Wayne shot one of his famous films. Linger over lunch at the Plaza Machado. Enjoy the thrill of watching Mazatlan’s famous cliff divers at Olas Altas, ride the waves or just watch them roll in. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet http://elcidgolfclub.com.mx/mazatlan/ How was this Virtual Tour made The spherical photo of Marina El Cid was taken at noon with a harsh sunlight. F/11 or even smaller diaphragm apertures give a quite interesting effect in luminous objects as the sun or light bulbs forming starts that beautify the pictures. The shoot on board was complicated because of the shaking, so the stitching in PTGui was made manually by placing some points, due to automatically it was impossible, and then in Photoshop adding layers to make some corrections.
 
Plaza Machado is one of the most ancient in Mazatlán; historical records show it was built, in 1837, with the economic support of a rich storekeeper of cloth, silver and pearls, Juan Nepomuceno Machado. The plaza was originally built with a concourse which was surrounded with 36 majestic stone benches and leafy orange trees, being this the reason why this place was known as “Orange tree walk” during a long period of time. When he realized that the construction of the dam “Olas Altas” in 1832 had allowed to use a great part of the field near the sea, he had the opportunity to take possession of a big property that later would be donated to the city on condition that there would be established a public plaza. It was until 1881 when the plaza was renovated and a kiosk was added, which still remains today. Plaza Machado is a venue for Carnival celebrations, due to the gastronomic festival which takes place each year. In this festival the best and the most representative local restaurants offer their best dishes. Other activities, such as painting exhibitions, book fairs and political and cultural events take place here, too. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this Virtual Tour was made In December, Plaza Machado was decorated due to Christmas holidays, creating a greater festivity atmosphere and generating a colorful sight with its Christmas lights. It’s one of the places I most appreciate in Mazatlán. Their well-preserved ancient buildings, cobbled streets, and exquisite scents from the local restaurants, their well-groomed gardens give an invitation to stroll around. This virtual tour was made at eye level and at 3 meters of height. For this occasion it was used an f/8 diaphragm aperture, ISO 1600 and 1⁄2 second speed as there was not too much movement.
 
December 16 was a festive day in Mazatlan, on this day, the arrival of the ships: Crown Princess, MS Veendam, Grand Princess and Norwegian Jewel, coincided at the captivating Pacific Harbour. Event which had not happened again since December in 2010. The beaches at Pacific coast are the main attraction of tourism in Mazatlan. The old beach “Olas Altas”, the large beach “Norte” which goes around Malecon; the crowded beaches “Gaviotas” and “Camaron Sabalo” at the hotel zone, and the calm beaches “Cerritos” and “Bruja”, form a various miles tour of golden sand, warm waves and amazing sceneries. The most adventurous people can take a catamaran at the port and visit the ecological reserve at the three islands or the mythical “Isla de la Piedra”. The hill “Cerro de la Neveria” offers one of the best panoramic views of the city and the hill “Cerro del Creston” keeps one of the highest lighthouses from all over the world. Mazatlan has various touristic places to visit. One of them, Plaza Machado, is the most attractive in the city; surrounded by historical places where to feel connected with the happy and traditional lifestyle from Sinaloa. Thousands of visitors from all around the world take a tour at its surroundings, where restaurants, jewelry shops, museums, theaters and other places can be found. Another touristic place, which must be visited, is the public square Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada, a tip hill known as “Punta de los clavadistas”, where every sunset a diving show is performed (on the sea) by athletes that can be appreciated by the crowd. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this Virtual Tour was made At the touristic cruise port (Mazatlan Port Administration) we met a festive atmosphere; in a perfect harmony, all the staff got prepared to receive the four ships and thousands of passengers, which attended different tours around the city. My friend, Dr. Hilda Inukai, Secretary of Economic Development, full of professionalism and enthusiasm as always, got us the license to make it possible to do this virtual tour. Due to that we are totally grateful to her. At 6 am, the photos were taken to use the “blue hour”. I’d like to emphasize that in the photographic processing, Lightroom CC was used to do the white balances, one by using a cold temperature to make the ships look white, and another one by using a warm temperature to highlight the orange and yellow colors of a lovely dawn. All day long, the visitors were met among every corner of the city, at restaurants, churches, the city center, the beaches, and everywhere. They seemed delighted by being welcome at the city.
 
The Malecón of Mazatlán Sinaloa is considered one of the longest in the world, on it can be seen some of the beautiful attractions of Mazatlán just like its beaches, sunsets and the sea. The Malecón Mazatlán from south to north or north to south has a length of twenty- one kilometers, along which can be found monuments , ancient buildings , hotels, restaurants , bars , discos, shops , cinemas, banks , clinics, people, among many other things. For Mazatlecos “natives of Mazatlán” their Malecón is the best place for release stress; they cross it daily and always find a reason to be surprised. In each section of the nine that compose it ( Puntilla- Ferry Pier , Lighthouse, Centennial , Olas Altas , Claussen , Avenida del Mar , Camarónes “Shrimp” Sábalo “chad”, Cerritos, Cerritos-Nuevo Mazatlan ) the different stages of the history of this beautiful tourist destination is reflected. Very early in the morning as well in the evenings there are hundreds of locals and visitors who exercise in any of the sections of the Malecón. In summer the warm season of Mazatlan, entire families take to the Malecon to enjoy the refreshing breeze of summer evenings, visitors join the nice custom. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this Virtual Tour was made Night shots usually require high sharpness in its entirety and the only way to accomplish this is minimizing the opening of the diaphragm, by doing this we increase the depth of the field, normally I like the image depth around f / 8 and f / 11. Of course, this reduction in the flow of light is to be offset by a higher exposure time and/or increased sensitivity in order to obtain a properly expose picture. The time I settled in these photo spheres was half a second to 25 seconds. It was a real pleasure to do the virtual tour and walk at night through the beautiful Malecón of Mazatlán, very clean and bright, the scenery is amazing and many families take the opportunity to go for a walk and enjoy all its attractions. I hope to return soon to continue taking photographs of Mazatlán.
 
Mazatlan has a lot of tourist attractions, one of which is its gastronomy. It is famous for its “aguachile” (a shrimp dish), as well as a famous dish named “pescado zarandeado” (a fish sliced in half prepared with spices and put on top of hot coal to cook). Stuffed shrimp as well as “ceviche” a seafood preparation with vegetables. Marlin is also amongst the dishes. Around the Plazuela "Machado"  one of the best restaurants is “Restaurant Casa 46”, a high cuisine restaurant. Throughout the city there are a lot of restaurants that have great prestige. In the center of town is the Plazuela Machado , which is one of the oldest in Mazatlan, built in 1837 under the wishes of a wealthy cloth merchant who specialized in silver and pearls , Don Juan Nepomuceno Machado. With the influence of the French and Spanish architecture, there are cafes, theaters, a museum, a hotel and musical events held throughout the year in the recently restored Plaza Machado. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this Virtual Tour was made Inside the restaurant for more detail I used a diaphragm f/11, ISO 100 and for proper exposure shutter speed was 25 seconds as you can see the amount of noise in the picture minimum was, perhaps with some small adjustment in Lightroom. I made some corrections to the white balance. In the photo sphere where there is a window onto the Plazuela Machado, I did a second take, a 6 seconds (two steps less) and by the technique of selection channels in Photoshop avoided " burning or exposing" that area. The restaurant architecture is very nice; I hope you enjoy the Virtual Tour it as much as I did.
 
The youngest cathedral of Mazatlan, dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, is the main religious building in the, of baroque style, and hosts Roman Catholic diocese ofMazatlan.Itislocatedinthehistoriccenter. Theconstructionofthetemplestarted in 1856 by order of the then Bishop Pedro Loza and Pardavé. Later, the priest Miguel Lacarra takes the construction works of the building which he proceeds to conclude in 1899. The consecration of the temple as basilica was held on December 12, 1941. On November 23, 1958 it was established by decree that the new and Second Diocese of Sinaloa will be based in Mazatlan. The building has a basilica floor and has three towers, which are the same height. It has an octagonal dome with lanterns, crowned by an iron cross. The towers are of two bodies and have truncated shaped prisms, which are crowned by a cross. The front of the cathedral has three arches, of strong neo gothic accent, which serve as the main access gate to the principal arch, it is on midpoint and it is supported by pilasters, which at the same time support the triangular pediment. Inside the building, there are elements of a Neo-Gothic style, it also presents some of neoclassical influence; this mixture of styles is due to eclecticism art, very fashionable at the time. At the same time the parish of Mazatlan and the basilica of the Immaculate Conception was declared a Cathedral. Initially the new Diocese of southern Sinaloa had seven parishes in the mountains of Durango and eleven in southern Sinaloa. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet General information Location: G. Nelson and Canizalez s/n Col. Centro Mazatlán without. Mexico Tel: 669-981-3352 Office hours: 10: a. M to 1: p. M and 4: p. M to 7: p. M Tuesday through Saturday. Mass schedule: Monday to Friday; 6:30A. M, 7:30A. M and 12: p. M, 6:p. M and 7: p. M Saturday: 6:30A. M, 7:30A. M and 12: p. M, 5: p. M and 6:30P. M Subject to change for ceremonies. Sunday: 6: a. M, 7:a., 8: a. M, 9:a., 11: a. M 12: P. M, 1: P. M, 6:P., 7: P. M, 8:P. M How this Virtual Tour was made The photographs taken of the Mazatlán Basilic Cathedral took place at 11 am. That day 4 tourists cruises arrived and many visitors had gone to visit the temple, which made it more complicated stitching images in PTGui. Instead of making four photographs to achieve 360 degrees, I decided to make six to avoid leaving someone incomplete and out of the equirectangular image. The result worked as seen in this Virtual Tour.
 
Rebuilt twice and inaugurated three, the Angela Peralta Theater in Mazatlan is today a magnificent room that, in addition to its beautiful architecture, features the most modern advancements to present shows. Angela Peralta Castera (Mexico City July 6, 1845 - Mazatlan, August 30, 1883) was a world famous Mexican soprano singer in the nineteenth century, known as "The Mexican Mockingbird" and called in Italy "Angelica di voce e di nome ". She conquered the leading European stages before the age of 20. The first stone was laid in 1869, the last one in 1992, and in October of that same year the new "Teatro Angela Peralta" was inaugurated with "Carmen de Bizet's" opera. It was sang by the company of Fine Arts along with guest artists, except the children's choir, which was local, and the orchestra director who was Enrique Patron de Rueda from Mazatlan. Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality images for virtual reality glasses viewing in mobile devices There are no limits to see the world: live the experience by yourself in virtual reality ! Join us ! Little Planet How this Virtual Tour was done The photograph of the Theatre Angela Peralta was made in two stages, the exterior by the afternoon at the blue hour, with a color of the sky which contrasts with the saturated colors that generates artificial lighting and the interior was taken the next morning. It was a wonderful experience to capture images of its beautiful architecture. I made two shots, the first with an exposure of 6 seconds and the second of 1.5 seconds and with a selection of channels and by using layers in Photoshop, I managed to have information to not “burn” the nearby areas to the reflectors. By the way, the theater lighting system drew my attention, it is splendidly handled by professional technicians.