Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday Treasures

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme. 

February 2018 - Mazatlan Mexico

Ice Box Hill (Cerro de Neveria) is home to limestone caves once used to store ice imported from San Francisco during the mid-1800s. Mazatlan families used this ice to preserve their seafood and other perishables before the days of household refrigerators. By the time of the revolution, the hill was used to store ammunition.

The bridge is along the Malecon on the way to El Faro.
We took this photo last week across from the divers. 

Devil's Cave -- the red gate which you can see from side of the hill near the divers was at one time an escape route for soldiers guarding the ammunition.

Mazatlan was the second city in the world to be bombed from the air and the biplane was sent to bomb the hill. It missed its target and dropped the package of dynamite and nails onto the city streets, killing two citizens. Today, Ice Box Hill (Cerro Neveria) holds only numerous radio and microwave towers.

The yellow pin below is pointing to where the divers jump from and the red pin is the bridge and gate to caves.


  1. ...Jackie, what an interesting bit history. In warm climates ice would be a luxury. I hope that you are enjoying your vacation, please stop again.

  2. A great place with history... only the towers seems creepy for me, what a luck, that we don't have such a lot at one place here.
    Happy holidays :)

  3. This looks like a great place to visit. I love places like this!