Zoo in Hermosillo

Centro Ecológico de Sonora

This lush botanical garden and zoo features an excellent array of plants and wildlife from Sonora’s mountains, deserts and prairies, including the endangered, antelope-like Sonoran pronghorn (berrendo): North Americ…
in Hermosillo

Palacio de Gobierno

The Palacio de Gobierno, completed in 1906, features an airy, neo-Moorish courtyard with colorful, dramatic murals depicting the history of Sonora.
Museum in Hermosillo


This landmark museum, 1.5km south of the center, has edgy displays (there were superb poster art, Sonoran desert and contemporary Mexican art exhibitions when we dropped by), cultural events and films.
Plaza in Hermosillo

Plaza Zaragoza

The central orange-tree-shaded main plaza is fronted by the Catedral de la Asunción (constructed 1877–1908) and the Palacio de Gobierno, which has murals depicting Sonoran history.