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Álamos is known as "La Ciudad de los Portales" (portales are tall, arched, covered verandas or walkways fronting many of the cobble-stoned streets or calles). Alamos boasts numerous buildings exhibiting classic architecture from Mexico's Colonial period, including the Plaza de Armas, the Church of La Purísima Concepción, La Capilla and the Palacio Municipal ("city hall"). The great wealth created by the silver mines from the surrounding mining towns of La Aduana, Minas Nuevas and San Bernardo enabled the founders and residents of Alamos to build scores of colonial Spanish mansions throughout the town; most of which were destroyed in the early 20th Century, and replaced by the images of what Americans who had bought the ruins thought the colonial princes wanted as homes.

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  • Copyright: Elias Castillo (manatee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 903 W: 5 N: 1371] (4658)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-04-19
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/220 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-02-19 3:08
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