Hermosillo, the capital of the State of Sonora, is
located 246 miles south of the border with USA.
It was founded in 1700, alongside the Sonora River, as Santísima
Trinidad del Pitic. In 1828 it is named in honor of general José Maria Gonzáles
Hermosillo, who fought in the Independence war against the spaniards. In 1879 it is
declared capital of the state.
A modern urbanization and buildings
from last century gives Hermosillo a special touch. Among the most important are
the Government Palace in front of Plaza Zaragoza alongside the Asunción cathedral. Its
also interesting to visit Carmen and Espiritu Santo churches, the University museum , the Casa de Cultura and the Popular Arts Museum.
suggest you to visit La Sauceda Park, the Ecological
Center and the Sonora Museum located at the old city jail.
35 miles south of Hermosillo you will
find La Pintana, an ex shelter of the
Seris and Pima Indians, with more than a
thousand rupester paintings.
Well known is the sea
side resort of Bahía Kino, just 54 miles from Hermosillo.
During the first months of
the year whales coming from cold waters come to the Sea of Cortez
to mate and have their cachalotes.The coast line
of Bahía Kino offers this unique opportunity to whale watchers and
Agriculture and cattle raising are the main activities of Hermosillo.
#15, 171 miles south of Nogales
or 88 miles north of the Port of Guaymas.
HMO International Airport.
Chamber of Commerce of Hermosillo invites you to visit this beautiful city.