Alamos

The origin of this colonial town dates back to the 17th century, the year of military and spiritual conquests by the Spanish. The Real de la Limpia Concepción de Los Álamos was founded in 1685 after the discovery of the Promontorios, La Aduana, Las Cabras, La Quintera, and other smaller silver mines. The exploitation of all of them generated vast resources, which were used to build superb mansions and public buildings during the 18th century and much of the 19th century, which survive to this day.

The historical importance of Alamos comes from the imperialist era, when the itinerant government established in the Constitution of 1824 named it as the capital of the Western State from 1827 to 1830, after which it became part of the state of Sinaloa until upon request of its residents was finally annexed to the territory of Sonora. Also, during the French Intervention, important battles took place in this Magical Town that laid the foundations of the Republic in northwestern Mexico.

However, the glory of Alamos was about to be forgotten: in the late 1800s its silver mines began to run out, so its population began to decline due to heavy emigration to other sources of work.

At present, and after a great effort, the colonial architecture has been restored, with most of its buildings prevailing in its original splendor, which is why it has been declared a National Historic Monument.

Located on the slopes of the Sierra Madre Occidental, on the border of two great ecosystems, the Great Sonoran Desert to the north and the Sinaloa rainforest to the south, Alamos is an extraordinary place for nature lovers, since in the area you can find around 550 species of birds (including some endangered) and more than 1200 species of plants.

Visiting Alamos is taking a trip back in time and getting lost in time in a relaxed atmosphere, where the important thing is to discover or imagine a story from the past.

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