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Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion

The town of Arizpe was established in 1646 by Jeronimo de la Canal, a Jesuit missionary. The name comes from the Opata language and means "brave ant".  Arizpe has played an important role in the history of the area and was once the provincial capital and state capital.



The main attraction in town name is the historic Nuestra Senora de la Asunción Temple, on which construction began in 1646.  The town plaza square with it's clock tower built in 1909 provides a lovely setting amid the splendid period architecture of the city.

The principal economic activity in the area is agriculture including large cattle ranching, with a total of over 185,000 acres in pasture.  Other activities include manufacturing and small commercial business.

Arizpe Plaza and clocktower nuestra Senora de la Asuncion Hotel de Anza and temple

Local Guides in Arizpe:
Juventino Quihui Carrilo, Ph: 634-341-0215

Lodging in Arizpe:

Hotel de Anza, Ph: 634-341-0112
Hotel Rita, Ph: 634-341-0173
Hotel Cachanilla, Ph 634-341-0210

Restaurants in Arizpe:

El Rodeo
Con Romeo
Cocina Rural "Socorro"
Cocina Rural "Serrano"

Bank/ATM: No

Pemex Station: Yes

Health Care: Cruz Roja (Red Cross)

Municipal President (Mayor):  Enrique Pesqueria Pellat

Population: 3,400





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