Missions Route

Since 13,500 years ago, Sonora was already populated by groups of hunters and gatherers. After a long stay, some groups continued their way to the center of the country allowing the appearance of the great Mesoamerican cultures.

This trip will show us the archaeological remains of one of the first ethnic groups that inhabited one of the driest deserts in the world, as well as the courage with which, centuries later, Spanish missionaries established settlements and missions that allowed the evangelization of indigenous peoples.

You will visit the area with the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Latin America, 6,000 ancestral treasures carved in stone that express the history, identity and worldview of the Tohono Oótham ethnic group.

You will explore buildings built in stone settled in more than 900 terraces built on the slope of Cerro de Trincheras with an antiquity of more than 600 years.

You will travel back in time to follow in the footsteps of the Italian Jesuit explorer and missionary Eusebio Francisco Kino, who in the 17th century carried out the feat of evangelizing the ethnic groups of the region and founding missions and temples that are part of the history and identity of Sonora.

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