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TWICE SERVED AS THE CAPITAL OF SONORA

Founded in 1644, Ures served as the capital of the state from 1838 to 1842 and from 1847 to 1879. 

Se le conoce como la “La Olvidada Atenas” y en dos ocasiones fue la capital de Sonora.
It is known as "The Forgotten Athens" and twice served as the capital of Sonora. The city is notable for its colonial architecture, including centuries-old mansions and the Plaza Zaragoza, which features four 18th-century bronze sculptures. 

In addition to its architecture, you can visit museums and enjoy the town's tranquil and friendly atmosphere.

When you visit Ures, you can buy delicious peanuts, rich salsa macha, and the traditional Sonoran jamoncillos.  jamoncillos de Sonora.

Additionally, this Magical Town is surrounded by wonderful landscapes that include waterfalls and unique rock formations.

It is located in the center of the state, 77 km from Hermosillo.

Ures

What to See in Ures

Tourist Attractions in Ures

Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel

This Jesuit church is characterized by its two towers that end in domes and the sculpture of Saint Michael the Archangel, who is the patron saint of the town.

Plaza Zaragoza

This is the main square and gathering place of the Magical Town. It features tall trees and a kiosk surrounded by benches.

It is surrounded by the San Miguel Arcángel Church, the Municipal Palace, and the Jesús Ochoa Theater, as well as other colorful colonial buildings.

Casa del Coronel Ignacio Pesqueira

This was the home of a distinguished military man who fought against the Apaches and served as the governor of the state of Sonora four times.

Paseo El Gavilán

A beautiful place to connect with nature, it has grills and trails that can be explored on foot, by bike, or by all-terrain vehicles.

Museo Regional y la Casa de la Cultura

Housed in a historic building dating back to the mid-19th century, this is the ideal place to learn more about the history of the area.

The museum has 10 rooms displaying objects and photographs. Topics include History, Black and White Dance, Japanese in Ures, Congress, and Regional Gastronomy. 

Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 13:00 hrs and from 16:00 to 19:00 hrs.

Molino Harinero El Urense

A historic building and one of the oldest in Ures. This architectural complex dates back to the 18th century. In the 19th century, it was a mill with the most modern facilities of that time, becoming the main industrial engine of the town.

It has now been restored and houses the Industrial Museum of Ures, where old machinery is displayed. Various events such as Bacanora tastings, art exhibitions, and conferences are also held there.

El Trenecito de Ricky

This is a very original and pleasant way to get to know the Magical Town. It offers tours with several stops along the way, lasting approximately 30 minutes. Starting at Plaza Zaragoza and stopping at the San Miguel Arcángel Church, the Jesús Ochoa Theater, the Regional Museum and Cultural Center, the El Urense Flour Mill, the House of General Ignacio Pesqueira, the Porfirio House, and the Centennial Arch. The train runs only on weekends and holidays starting at 12:00 pm.

What to Do in Ures

Choose your Adventure in Sonora

UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN URES

Visit Las Tinajas de Rancho Viejo

This rural area is perfect for outdoor walks and enjoying nature, including a beautiful waterfall where you can refresh yourself in its crystal-clear waters.

There are other ranches that also offer various experiences that bring you closer to nature.

Visit the Cemeteries

If you are more interested in the history of this town, you can explore the cemeteries of Guadalupe de Ures and the municipal center, where there are tombs dating back to the 1700s.

Visit the Haciendas

Other interesting places are the haciendas. There are three near Ures: Hacienda del Labrador, Hacienda Bella Vista, and Quinta Nápoles. In these haciendas, you'll feel like you've been transported to another era. They offer accommodation services and spaces for events.

Must visit destinations in Sonora

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Rocky Point

Hermosillo

San Carlos

Hermosillo

Caborca

Enjoy a complete overview of Sonora

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