Welcome to "La Ciudad del Sol"
Hermosillo is located in the center of the state of Sonora it is an industrial city, services and business tourism. It is known for its beautiful nature with its desert landscapes, white beaches and beautiful blue seas we invite to visit, delight in the wonders offered by nature and environment. It also offers a wide range of options for those seeking entertainment, art, culture, history, beaches, hotels, museums, interesting modern architecture, a rich and varied regional cuisine and a close relationship with ethnic groups that still keep their traditions alive.
The origin of Hermosillo dates back to 1700, when the towns of Nuestra Señora del Pópulo, Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles and the Santísima Trinidad del Pitic were founded. The main purpose of the city was to contain the Seris Indians and Tepocas and protect the Hispanic expansion with the name of Royal Presidio of San Pedro de la Conquista, name given in honor of the Viceroy Pedro de Castro and Figueroa, Duke Conquest and Marquis de Gracia. In 1718, by order of Governor Don Manuel de San Juan and Santa Cruz, the people of the Holy Trinity of the Pitic was repopulated; the September 29, 1725 the Seri settled in the Pópulo rose in are military and invaded the village of Opodepe. They were persecuted Seri order to punish them until they signed the peace in January 1726, and were seated in the Pópulo and the areas called Alares and Moraga; then given the uncertainty by the bellicosity of the Indians the Presidio of Pitic was formed. On 5 September 1828, the name of Villa del Pitic was abolished and imposed the name City of Hermosillo, this was in honor of Jalisco General Jose Maria Gonzalez de Hermosillo who in late 1810 had taken the task of national insurrection to Sinaloa lands. Founded the State of Sonora on March 13 of 1831, it was the first capital Hermosillo May 14 of that year to May 25 of 1832, when the powers were transferred to the town of Arizpe. Location The municipality is located west of the State of Sonora and northeastern borders with Carbo and San Miguel de Horcasitas; east with Ures and Mazatán; southeast to La Colorada and Guaymas; northwest of Pitiquito and southwest with the Gulf of California.
The climate is desert Hermosillo has an average annual temperature of 25 ° C. During most of the year the temperatures are hot, it rains mainly between July and September, mostly as showers that usually cause thunderstorms activity. The winter between the months of December and February is pleasant with cool nights, warm days and some fog.
Hermosillo gastronomy is based mainly on meat, but there are a variety of dishes prepared with seafood from the Gulf of California. Among the typical dishes that you cannot miss you are: -Long sonoroense soup: Tomato broth with fish with vegetables -Tamales -Chivicahngas: Large flour tortilla tacos stuffed with dried meat and bean. -Jamoncillo -Coyotas: A kind of pie stuffed with sweet flour or jam. -Gallina pinta: Broth made from meat, with corn and beans. -Caguamanta: Stingray meat broth with vegetables.
Its primary economic activities are industrial, trade, agriculture, livestock and fisheries. The entry of the aerospace industry is growing in the region and could be a great industrial activity nationwide. Trade and Services Trade products and services in Hermosillo are of high quality and of international competition. Department and specialty stores, some international franchise, serving local consumers and provide visitors from around the state. In the city you can buy goods from various sources for household equipment, personal and business use.
The city has a wide cultural offer including cinemas, bowling centers, theaters, museums, art galleries, sports and outdoor activities. Among the major museums and cultural venues are:
-The House of Culture
-The Museum of Sonora
-The Museum Library of the University of Sonora, where there is also the Theatre Emiliana Zubeldia.
-The Chapels del Carmen and the Holy Spirit
-The Museum of Popular Art
-The Museum of the Seris (Bahia de Kino)
-The Civic Auditorium State
-The Theater COBACH
-The City Theater
In February, the Candlemas Day is celebrated. In this celebration the "lifting of the Child Jesus," which consists of carrying the image to bless the temple, along with carnival celebrations and processions ago.
Desert to dance
In April this tradition in which participating groups and foreign national dance, workshops, exhibitions, book presentations, conferences, documentary videos related to the subject of dance, theater presentations and nights of gala.
Fiestas del Pitic
This tradition is also celebrated in the month of April which is shaped by a traditional fair which includes children's workshops, regional cuisine, installation art, culture flea market, children's theater, astronomical observation, dance, street theater, among others.
Places of interest
Hermosillo has several places of entertainment and knowledge to be enjoyed with the family, you can discover from beautiful bays, islands, cultural centers, among others.
This bay is located just under 100 kilometers from the capital and has pristine beaches and a variety of water activities like diving and fishing.
Currently this island is an ecological reserve ideal for ecotourism, fishing and diving. You can visit with a permit issued by the Seri community of Punta Chueca.
The Muses Cultural Center
This museum is located in the old penitentiary of Sonora and offers visitors passages of Sonoran history and samples of their ancestral past. It offers variety of works of Sonora, national and international artists.
The Center for the Arts at the University of Sonora
It was built in 1942 under strict colonial style. The facade of the main building consists of seven arches that symbolize the fine arts.
The Ecological Center of Sonora
This site is a beautiful place surrounded by nature and peace for visitors, is about two million square meters and the houses a wide variety of flora and fauna of the different ecosystems of the state. This zoo and garden is home to some 300 categories of plants and over 200 species of animals.
Bubble Children's Museum
Located within the La Sauceda Recreational Park. Counts with more than 100 exhibitions in which small and large can make fun experiments.
Chapel of Our Lady of Carmen
One of the oldest and most important buildings constructed in the years 1837-1841 at the expense of Don Pascual Inigo, who was a wealthy industrialist; at his death, the property was donated by his wife Trinidad de Anza to the Franciscan Third Order.