"El Fuerte~Colonial Mexico's Finest" El Fuerte by pabertra
El Fuerte Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 65 photos
El Fuerte is steeped in history (see below) and is a beautiful old colonial Mexican town of about 30,000 inhabitants. It is also a prime destination to catch the Copper Canyon Train, El Chepe, and has a stunning hotel (see my tip).
For three centuries it was the most important commercial and agricultural center of the vast northwestern region of Mexico. El Fuerte was a chief trading post for silver miners and gold seekers from the Urique and Batopilas mines in the nearby mountains.
In 1824, El Fuerte became the capital of Sonora y Sinaloa (reaching up into Arizona). It remained so for several years until the dissolution of this state.
- Pros:Steeped in History
- Cons:Not Enough Time to Explore Before Catching the Train!
- In a nutshell:Colonial Mexico at it's Finest!
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