Out in the hills of Sinaloa Mexico lies a town that used to be called San Sebastian. It was founded on the 20th of January 1565 by the Spanish Grandee, Francisco de Ibarra. It lies in the southern part of the state of Sinaloa in Mexico. It truly offers a taste of Old Mexico. It's main industry is furniture making. Many of its inhabitants are involved in the furniture trade. Upon arriving into town alongside the road there are many furniture sellers who sell furniture that makes you feel like you have traveled back in time. The quality is out of this world, almost like stepping back 300 years into a European Furniture Maker's Shop.
Concordia is home to the enchanting San Sebastian Church which was founded in the late 1500's making it the oldest in the state of Sinaloa and the oldest church I have ever entered.
Concordia is roughly an hour and twenty minutes south of Mazatlan. And well worth the detour for anyone who is looking to experience a bit of Old World Mexico. It's distinctive Central Plaza, and distant mango groves, and central church make this one of the best places in all of Sinaloa to spend a quiet weekend.
Many tourists travel to Concordia just to spend an hour or two in prayer in the church of San Sebastian.