in the state of Sonora is one of Mexico’s “Magical Pueblos” and has been declared a national historic monument. It is also known as the “City of Arches.”  The Andalusian architecture was adopted by the 17th and 18th century Spanish miners and merchants when the village produced so much silver it had its own mint.  Here is a quote from Architectural Digest:  “The pristine beauty of this isolated town in the Sierra Madre Occidental – feels almost surreal.  Alamos shimmers in bas-relief like a luminous jewel set into foothills of green chenille.”
It’s hard to decide which of the 164 pictures I took today to display so I’ll start with some depicting a few of the many  arches: