Puerto Vallarta Malecón: A Tribute to Wixárika Art
In May 2011, work began on the remodeling and improvement of the Malecón in Puerto Vallarta. After six months of effort and dedication, the work was finished and inaugurated through various events held in the destination.
The urban renovation of the Malecón was carried out by a team made up of Trama Arquitectos, who were in charge of the architectural design, as well as West 8 and Estudio 3.14, who designed the landscaping project.
This public space’s main design is the pavement, an iconic element that links the identity present in most sidewalks around Puerto Vallarta and the local artisan tradition of river stone rugs.
The ancient and deep-rooted symbols of the Wixárika culture, which narrate their myths about creation under the representation of the drawings of the invited artist Fidencio Benítez, give rise to the composition of the pattern of this mosaic.
The Malecón consist of a 2,460-foot promenade along the sea made up of twelve blocks that overlook the Mexican Pacific, starting at the Plaza de los Pescadores, where the Hotel Rosita is located, one of the first hotels in de destination, until reaching the Plaza de Armas through Paseo Díaz Ordaz street.
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