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Alamos, Sonora

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Surprise is the best word to describe this city. It is in the northern part of Mexico, far away from the valleys. This city shows a colonial lay out. The history starts in 1683 when some mines were discovered south of the state of Sonora. Since then this place started to grown, and two years later it received the name of "real de la limpia concepcion de los álamos". Modern alamos, restored, is the kind of place that attracts to those colonial town lovers. Here you can find excellent "casonas" (mansions) and temples from the best of its era, and to add a little more, the surrounding sierra offers an amazing view!

Colonial architecture: Alamo is one of the most charming towns in the state of Sonora and that is because of the colonial image that it has keep throughout the years. Between the quiet and narrow streets suddenly appears the Conception Church, a building with a baroque style with a beautiful iron work window in the choir window and a beautiful cross in the tower. Among the colonial buildings in town, Aldana´s house is one of the best. It has 12 rooms and three patios to enjoy.

Only 35 km (57 miles) away northeast, in the town of Conicarit, you'll find the Adolfo Ruiz Cortines Dam. Here you can try your luck with catfish, (you can rent the boat in town). This basin is also called the Mocusari River.

The cooks in Sonora take advantage of beef, pork, chicken, wheat, and corn to create meals such as chivichanga, machaca, arrachera, and the gallina prieta (delicious). These traditional meals you can enjoy in some of the restaurants that are located inside some of the colonial buildings and in the central market at the taqueria blanquita.

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