Navojoa Plaza 5 de Mayo

Plaza 5 de Mayo in Navojoa, Sonora is named in remembrance of the Battle of Puebla, a victory for Mexican forces against French troops.

Construction began on the plaza began in 1916, and electricity was added to the plaza in 1922. Many changes and improvements were made to the plaza over the years, to include the removal of the original kiosk and the addition of a subterranean concert and entertainment venue.

One hundred years after construction originally began on the plaza, in February of 2016 the latest changes to the plaza were inaugurated.

Modifications included renovations to the concert venue and the addition of a fabulous piece of metalwork art depicting the symbol on the national seal of Mexico – an eagle perched on prickly pear cactus with a snake in its mouth.

In many ways the plaza is Navojoa’s city center. It is adjacent to the palacio municipal, Navojoa’s municipal building, and its rounded-square shape is the hub from which boulevards, streets and avenues extend in eight directions.

And each of the intersections with the plaza has one or more monuments, adding to the stately charm of the place.

Plaza 5 de Mayo in Navojoa is a great place to sit and relax on a shaded bench as you enjoy its ambiance and perhaps meet a new friend. And be sure to explore its many photogenic sites, like the mural painted behind the concert shell.

The plaza is also a popular place for the people of Navojoa to gather, especially on weekends, when musicians and artists circulate among the crowds.

If you plan to visit Navojoa, definitely put Plaza 5 de Mayo on your list of places to visit.

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