Magdalena de Kino Magic Town – Sonora
Magdalena de Kino Magic Town, is a Mexican town in the North of the State of Sonora, he has a population of 29 000 707 inhabitants. It is located 80 kilometers from the border with United States in Nogales and 15 kilometres from Santa Ana.
The route of the missions of the State of Sonora has its Center in Magdalena de Kino, a city of colonial origin and charming squares that rises on the plains west of the Sierra Madre Occidental.
Magdalena de Kino Magic Town is a city visited by its cultural heritage, its religious celebrations and its proximity to the border of the United States, since the municipality borders to the North with the border town of Nogales.
The town was founded in the 17TH century by the Jesuit missionary Eusebio Francisco Kino, who originally came to evangelize the local and nomadic Indians of this region, naming the town like Santa María Magdalena de Buquivaba.
What to visit in Kino people magic – Magdalena de Kino Magic Town
In the center of this magical town are attractions like the colonial Temple of Santa María Magdalena, the Plaza Monumental, the mausoleum of the Father Kino, the Plaza Benito Juárez and Municipal Culture House.
The Palacio Municipal is a newer but no less attractive construction, its tile roof and its architecture of Mudéjar air distinguish it. In its interior you can admire beautiful stained glass windows and some murals on the history of this town.
In its vicinity you can visit the missions founded by the Jesuit monks and rebuilt by the Franciscans; In addition, there are areas for ecotourism and amazing natural landscapes for the travelers who love nature, such as the Sierra de Cucurpe, where you can explore the ruins of the first missions and cave paintings.
Relevant information about magical people Kino – Magdalena de Kino Magic Town
In the region the memory of Father Kino is honored for his work as a founder of the original mission and evangelizer. For many years, his remains were sought without success until they were found under the Plaza de Armas of this magical town, then the authorities took the decision to leave them in place in a crypt. Father Kino museum displays objects of the indigenous cultures of this region.
At least three large celebrations are held in this city: the Kino Cultural Festival, the feast in honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the celebration of San Francisco Javier.
The city counts with different lodging options, as well as in the nearby town of Santa Ana. Also, you can enjoy its gastronomy and savour traditional regional dishes and roast Sonora-style.
Activities to be performed in Kino people magic – Magdalena de Kino Magic Town
Religious and cultural events, through its streets and squares, as well as visit some monuments, walk through the tourist corridor to purchase handicrafts and observe local dances and bands of taka-taka.
In its surroundings some hills and the sierra can be explored for mountain sports, camping and hiking, as well as practicing mountaineering.