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 also...
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...
Homes & Gardens Tour
Meet outside Museo Costumbrista de Sonora for a two-hour tour of three foreign-owned colonial homes. Proceeds go to an Álamos...
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...
Plaza de Armas · interesting places nearby
Parroquia de la Purísima Concepción information
Álamos’ parish church is the tallest building in town. It was built between 1786 and 1804 and its altar rail, lamps, censers and candelabra were all originally fashioned from silver, but were melted down in 1866 on the orders of 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.