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Alamos, Sonora

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Located in the southern part of Sonora�s mountain range, about 50 kilometers east of Navojoa, this settlement was born as a silver mine town back in the 1680's. It is considered a colonial jewel because of its unspoiled architecture and is also known as the �City of Gates�.

The city�s atmosphere is filled with history. The church in the town�s center plaza, the Chapel of Zapopan, the pavilion, the gazebo, the cemetery, the city government palace, the old jail, and the main square are just a few of the places that have helped shape the Mexico of today.

Alamos offers the visitor a pleasant stay with beautiful places to visit and enjoy, amazing buildings with central �patios�, beautiful gardens and ancient stone paved roads. Alamos is traditionally a quiet place, but several times a year the visitor can join the locals in festivities such as the village�s patron saint day, Mexico Independence Day celebration, or the international known Ortiz Tirado festival.

Interesting destinations: �Paseo del Chalaton�, the Museum of Traditions, the Cuchujaqui stream, and the romantic �Callejon del beso� (alley of the kiss). Nearby you can also find historic towns such as Minas Nuevas and La Aduana.

If your special interest is in handcrafts, Alamos is a great place to find unique hand-carved wooden furniture and numerous articles crafted in tin glass or silver. Among other exotic curios, you will find the traditional Mexican jumping beans.

For those who love hunting, the area surrounding Alamos is rich in deer, wild boar, duck, dove, quail and other species. Fresh water fishing is excellent in nearby rivers and at the Mucuzari dam, with abundant large mouth bass, bluegill and catfish.

Alamos also has all the facilities the visitor will need. In fact, many of the oldest buildings have been retrofitted to become first class hotels, with all the luxuries while maintaining the architecture and d�cor of eras past.



The uniqueness of Alamos stems from its blend of Spanish colonial, Mexican and native Indian cultures and its small population of approximately 8,000 people. Its beautifully restored colonial architecture has a Moorish influence, brought by the 17th century architects from southern Spain.

The climate, due to its position in the Sierra Madre Mountains, retains cool, pleasant days in the winter, some hot days in the summer and rain storms during July and August. This climate mix provides sunshine year-round and breathtaking colors and shades. The area is also estimated to have 450 species of birds and animals and over 1,000 species of plants.


  Hacienda de los Santos - Resort and Spa 

Hacienda de los Santos

After an 18 year renovation, a collection of three Spanish Colonial mansions, plus the town's 18th Century Sugar Mill, are impressively connected with stone walkways, brick passageways and a stone footbridge set amidst six lushly landscaped acres. A vast array of original artwork, antiques, Spanish Colonial art, including Santos, Retablos and Ex-votos meticulously grace the estate and add magical ambience. more


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Casa de los Tesoros

Located in a 236-year-old restored convent, the Casa de los Tesoros offers the services of a luxury hotel and the intimacy of a bed & breakfast. Centrally located near the town plaza and cathedral, the hotel is an ideal place to experience the beauty and charm of Alamos. Or simply enjoy our spacious garden patios on a lazy afternoon. Make yourself at home in the casual elegance and comfort of our rooms. We offer fifteen unique rooms, each decorated to reflect the distinct styles of Spanish Colonial and Mexican heritage. - the official on-line city guide for the historic colonial town of Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. This guide and online source of information is brought to you by the Alamos Chamber of Commerce. 


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Brief history of Alamos

In 1531, Spanish conquistador, Francisco Coronado, entered the area of Alamos on his way to the North. Eighty years later, the Jesuits began constructing a mission here (completed in 1630) and laid the groundwork for a bustling economic center of Old Mexico.

In 1683, the discovery of silver dramatically changed the Spaniards view of the town and led to tremendous growth and wealth. By the 1780's, the population had boomed to 30,000, and the cathedral, La Parroquia de la Pur�sima Concepci�n, was constructed.

During its economic peak, the silver mines were responsible for making Alamos not only the richest town in Sonora, but also a worldwide leader in silver production. Many of today's restored mansions were constructed during this period.

In 1827, Alamos became the capital of Occidente (Sonora & Sinaloa), but due to Indian conflicts, floods and low silver production, the state capital was later moved to Hermosillo. Under Napoleon's reign, Emperor Maximillian's French troops took control of Alamos and once again made it the capital. The following year, Mexican rebel forces recaptured the city for good, forcing most of the wealthy landowners to flee.

By the 1900's, Alamos became a virtual ghost town because the silver mines were nearly tapped and the Revolution had driven many of the colonial landowners away. The town remained practically untouched for another 30 years until after the second World War, when Mexicans and Americans re-discovered the town and began buying the old silver baron mansions and restoring them. By the late 1960's, Alamos had become a hidden treasure.


Alamos, Sonora, Mexico


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