Parish Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Púlpito and Pilitas (Pulpit and Baptismal Font)
Col. Emilio Zapata - two rock formations at the
South end of Los Muertos Beach. El Púlpito is the
tall headland and Las Pilitas are the formation of
rocks beneath it. Las Pilitas was the original
location of the Boy on a Seahorse sculpture (El
Caballito) now located on the Malecón. There are two
streets in the Olas Altas area named after the rock
Playa Conchas Chinas (Chinese Shells Beach)
Fracc. Amapas - the city's most secluded beach,
located to the South of the headland which forms the
boundary of Los Muertos beach.
Paved walkway along the seashore in Col. Centro -
especially popular during the Sunday evening paseo.
It features a collection of contemporary sculptures
by Sergio Bustamante, Alejandro Colunga, Ramiz
Barquet and others. The Malecon was extensively
rebuilt in 2002-2003 following damage from hurricane
Mercado Isle Cuale and Mercado Municipal Cuale
There are two large public markets in the Centro
along the banks of the Cuale selling a variety of
artisanal and souvenir goods, and the Isla Cuale has
a number of souvenir vendor shops as well. The Isla
Cuale was also famous for its cat population. The
Island was a lower class suburb until flooding
during Hurricane Lily (1971) forced residents to be
relocated. They were moved to Palo Seco (which means
for dry stick) and the Island was converted into a
site for restaurants, shops and a cultural center.
Cuale Archaeological Museum
On the West side of the Isla Cuale, the museum
presents a significant collection of local and
regional pre-Hispanic art in a number of informative
displays. The museum also houses a small gallery for
showing contemporary art.
John Huston statue on Isla Cuale
Dedicated on the 25th anniversary of the film's
release and honoring Huston's contributions to the
city. John's son Danny was married in a ceremony
that took place at the statue in 2002.
Plaza de Armas (Ignacio Vallarta) / Aquiles
Serdan Amphitheater (Los Arcos)
The city's main plaza - site of public concerts both
at the bandstand in the Plaza de Armas and on the
stage in front of the arches across the street.
A modern city hall laid out using a traditional
courtyard plan. There is a tourist office in the SW
corner, and on the landing of the main (West off the
courtyard) stairwell there is a modest naive style
mural by local artist Manuel Lepe.
Saucedo Theatre Building (Juarez at Iturbide)
Built in 1922 in a Belle Epoque style reminiscent of
architecture of the Porfirato. The theater presented
live shows and films on its first floor, and the
second floor housed a ballroom. The building has
been converted to retail use.