Panoramic view of RosarioRosario is located 76 km. southeast of Mazatlan in the State of Sinaloa and 299 km. from Culiacan by the federal highway 15 in Mexico.

Rosaio was brought up on august 3rd, 1655, upon gold and silver foundations. More than 70 kms of underground arteries were dug in a time span of 290 years; that's why it is said there are more tunnels than streets above ground. The viceroy government made Rosario an authentic colonial city. The mining activities ceased in 1945, leaving as proof of three centuries worth of riches, one of the most beautiful altar pieces in the world.

Museo de Mineria in Rosario


The antique church of "Mission of our Lady of Rosario" is one of a kind, with fine antique barroque styling and bears in its interiors an impressive altarpiece covered in gold. It was consecrated in 1731 and finished around 1759. Later, due to the caving in of the ground caused by the mine tunnels it was moved, stone by stone, by its faithful followers to the town square where it now rests, keeping its splendorous quarry facade intact and its marvelous altar piece.

On its outskirts one can enjoy many attractions. One of them, the natural seaside of the beaches of  "Caimanero",
as well as a lagoon of the same name, considered the largest natural breeding place for shrimp, with is exported to various countries. At the town of Chametla the vestiges of the Totorames can be admired at the local museum.

Rosario is one of the State's southern principal attractive of colonial origin.Monument Lola Beltran

Some of its main attractions are:

  • The baroque-style church Nuestra Se�ora del Rosario, with Salomonic columns and one retable with a coat of gold Vitral into Catedral

  • Ruins of the old El Rosario Church,

  • a beautiful lagoon,

  • Palacio Municipal, Vitral into Catedral

  • Ten kilometers from here we get to the Chametla Beaches, an antique prehispanic settlement which reveals a great archaeological treasure

  • Lola Beltran Square

  • Monument Lola Beltran

  • Museo de la Mineria, Vitral into Catedral

Besides Rosario beautiful landscapes, in Chametla you can fish sea bass and red snapper.

Nearby El Rosario you can find Teacapan with beautiful beaches and incredible sceneries.

Sinaloa State
Angostura |  Badiraguato | Choix |  Concordia  |  Cosala  |  Culiacan ۞ Capital City |
  El Fuerte  | El Quelite Elota Escuinapa  |  Guasave  |  Los Mochis  |  Mazatlan  |
|  Mocorito |  Navolato  |  Rosario  |  San Ignacio  |  Salvador Alvarado | Topolobampo |

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