Sierra Madre Villages Half-Day Cultural Tour

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  • Live Guide
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 5 hr

During your visit to Mazatlan, you should not miss this trip which is considered the best colonial sightseeing tour in the area. Get off of the beaten track visiting the two colonial towns of Concordia and Copala right in the Sierra Madre Mountains, two quaint colorful villages where natives carve wooden furniture by hand, making pottery, roof tiles and pastries. Be impressed by the two stone temples of San Jose (in Copala) and San Sebastian (in Concordia).

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Stop At: Copala

Your first stop will be made at a rustic brick factory where bricks are made by hand, located at the banks of the Presidio River. Continuing on to the visit to Malpica, an small community where two friendly families started their home businesses: A rustic oven bakery and a handmade artistic floor tile shop using a tile press over 100 years old. The following described towns were founded in 1565 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Ibarra, who was the pioneer of the mining industry in the state of Sinaloa and both villages were strategically settled near the silver and gold mining sites. Concordia is a very industrious town, its residents make their daily living working in furniture factories and potteries. Beautiful colonial architecture can be admired here, the most emblematic buildings are: The San Sebastian’s temple made of pink stone, the French style city hall and the main plaza with a huge rocking chair up front. Copala is the final destination of this trip, this enchanting village was built off road, right in the Sierra Madre mountains; its magnificent scenery invites you to stroll on the cobblestone streets looking at small houses with red roofs and wide adobe walls, covered with different kinds of flowers. Here you will enjoy a delicious Mexican lunch with time to stroll the streets afterward to wander up to the the San Jose temple and the picturesque main plaza before heading back to Mazatlan.
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