Parroquia de la Purísima Concepción
This environmental group is the main contact point for the local guides of bird-watching group Alas de Álamos (Wings of Álamos). It...
Runs expert bird-watching trips (half-day M$1050) and also superb floating river excursions (per person M$1440, four to 12 people; Nov...
Museo Costumbrista de Sonora
This well-done museum of Sonoran customs has extensive exhibits (all in Spanish) on the history and traditions of the state. Special...
The town’s most interesting bar, with historic photos, a pool table and outside tables on the Plaza de Armas.
Run by a long-resident US couple, Solipaso offers a unique day-long river float trip (per person M$1430, four to 12 people; November to...
Parroquia de la Purísima Concepción information
Álamos’ parish church is the tallest building in town. It was built between 1786 and 1804 and despite having only one tower, bears a resemblance to the slightly earlier ‘White Dove of the Desert’ mission church in Tucson, Arizona. The altar rail, lamps, censers and candelabra were fashioned from silver, but were all ordered to be melted down in 1866 by General Ángel Martínez after he booted French troops out of Álamos. Seven or so subterranean passageways between the church and Álamos mansions – probably escape routes for rich families in times of attack – were blocked off in the 1950s.