Sectur will bet on the alleys of Magical Towns to rescue traditions and attract visitors
Published by Joel Jiménez | Los Noticieristas on August , 2023
In a bid to invigorate traditions and draw in a greater number of visitors, the Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa is turning its attention to the charming alleys of the region’s Magical Towns. This innovative initiative comes under the banner of “Magia y Cultura,” an event conceptualized by the Sinaloa Sectur to bolster the artistic and cultural offerings of these unique towns. The crux of the plan involves transforming alleys into thematic havens adorned with emblematic symbols of local traditions, with the aim of providing a visually enriching experience to visitors.
Estrella Palacios Domínguez, the head of Sinaloa Sectur, unveiled the project, underscoring its goal to breathe new life into these spaces, rendering them more captivating while enabling travelers to delve into the history, art, and culture they embody. The township of El Fuerte stands as an early success story, where the Degollado alleyway now boasts a handcrafted overhead canopy resembling the colorful pinwheel emblematic of Magical Towns. The Callejón De la Juventud features a dedicated photo booth showcasing Yoreme culture, along with a sculpture depicting the iconic deer dancer against a backdrop of reed-crafted sky that produces melodious rustles akin to its dance.
A towering Pascola Mask sculpture graces another alley, housing a photographic hostel. Meanwhile, Mocorito boasts a mural bedecked with owls in the aptly named “del Tecolote” alley, complemented by a Nahual painting on an adjacent brick wall. The De la Música alleyway pays tribute to Mocorito’s musical heritage with a mural featuring the town’s most illustrious lyrical figures, accompanied by a celestial canopy of lights. This artistic pathway seamlessly guides pedestrians toward the forthcoming Tigres del Norte Museum and the Municipal Square.
Cosalá is not to be left behind in this creative endeavor. The Ángel Parra alley is undergoing a transformation into the alley of the Jaguar, characterized by an artisanal sky adorned with otate plants and gentle illumination. Another alley, the Callejón Arteaga, will soon boast an exquisite handcrafted sky woven from ribbons, threads, and shimmering lights. This community also welcomes two distinct photographic inns – one featuring the majestic Guacamaya sculpture and the other housing a fountain embellished with the revered indigenous “Top’tli” icon.
Palacios Domínguez emphasized that these initiatives align closely with Governor Rubén Rocha Moya’s vision, which prioritizes the creation of new tourist magnets to captivate and engage visitors, while simultaneously uplifting local communities through sustainable development. As a testament to this commitment, work will commence in El Rosario during the first week of September, promising more thematic alleys that are expected to be unveiled soon, thanks to their rapid progress towards completion.
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