Visit a colonial city, magical towns, and a world-class tourist destination.
“Queen of the Colonial Cities. Morelia is rich in History, Culture and Architectural Marvels”.
Morelia is the capital of the state of Michoacán and one of the country’s most significant colonial cities, A unique model in America by the UNESCO, who gave it the title of a World Cultural Heritage.
This is a gorgeous city filled with beautiful streets that are enhanced by the magnificent colonial constructions; stricted building regulations to ensure that the original look and feel of the city is well-preserved.
To visit Morelia is to arrive in a city where time stood still. Its tranquil streets are silent witnesses to the history that has gathered in every corner, don’t miss it.
What will be visited in Morelia Colonial Center
Cathedral of Morelia: is the most significant religious construction within the City of Morelia, is said to have taken over 100 years to build and is one of the finest in all of Mexico.
El Acueducto: (the aqueduct), which is an artificial channel that brings water from one location to another. Morelia’s aqueduct runs along dozens of colonial arches that stretch for over a mile across the city.
Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace): which is about a block east of the cathedral, and today boasts fine murals that tell the history of Michoacán and Mexico.
Casa Museo de Morelos (Houses of Independent Hero): is a converted house, the place where Morelos lived as an adult.
Temple and music conservatory of Las Rosas: This was the first convent of the City and belonged to the Dominican Nuns of Santa Catalina de Siena.
Jardin de las Rosas: (Garden of Roses) famous for its cultural environment and artistic surroundings.
The Government Palace, The seat of the State government: Built between 1760 and 1770. Its original, function was as the Tridentate Seminary of Valladolid. There are three murals here painted by Michoacán artist Alfredo Zalce, with portray different periods in the history of Mexico in general and Michoacan in particular.
Federal Palace: This building constructed in French-style eclectic, dates from the 18th century. First it was a Catherine convert, in the 19th century; it housed the Teresina School of Santa Maria of Guadalupe.
» Morelia and Patzcuaro Day Trip
Patzcuaro is a charming town with a mixed colonial and indigenous feel.
Just 45 minutes southwest of Morelia.
What will be visited in Patzcuaro Michoacán
Basilica of Our Lady of Health: (Nuestra Señora de la Salud): it was the Cathedral’s seat in the State of Michoacán until 1950. The venerated image of our lady of Health, made with paste of corn cane and orchid honey in the XVI century.
The Basilica of Our Lady of Health was built over a pre-Hispanic ceremonial centre, commissioned by the first bishop in Michoacán, Vasco de Quiroga, whose remains rest in the temple. The basilica is well attended throughout the year, especially on the 8th day of every month, when hundreds of devotees come to pray and ask for protection to the regional patron.
What will be visited in Patzcuaro Michoacán
Vasco de Quiroga Square (Plaza Vasco de Quiroga): the grand square is surrounded by buildings of the colonial period, it is considered one of the most beautiful squares of America. Its dimension, the majestic big houses built around it, and the absence of religious buildings make it different from the rest.
Chapel of the Humilladero: The oldest church in Patzcuaro Michoacán built in the early 17th Century this was the original entrance to Patzcuaro , also where the Purepechas surrendered, recognizing the Spanish as their sovereign rules.
House of the 11 Patios (Casa de los 11 Patios): It is a convent compound dating back to 1742, and the only one of the Dominican order in Patzcuaro; in the oldest part of this great precinct, there is a precious water fountain that stands out, along with the baroque portal on one of its bathrooms, a most singular detail in those times. Today it is a colorful fair of artisans in which a great variety of traditional products are made, exhibited and sold.
Palace of Huitzimengari: It belonged to the prince Antonio de Huitzimengari, son of the last Purepecha governor or Cazonci and godson of the first viceroy of the New Spain, Don Antonio de Mendoza. Even if it has a solemn facade, in the interior, a great patio full of flowers and surrounded by arcs is found, the indigenous craftsmen exhibit their products at present time there.
Gertrudis Bocanegra’s Square: it is the second most important square in Patzcuaro, it is also known as Plaza Chica. It is very visited due to the closeness of the handcrafts and typical food market. In its center a bronze sculpture of Doña Gertrudis Bocanegra, a heroine of the independence period, who was born in Patzcuaro Michoacán.
» Patzcuaro Day Trip
First Magical Town - Tzintzuntzan Is located on the eastern side of Lake Patzcuaro; Tzintzuntzan sits at 1,998 meters (6,555 feet) above sea level and enjoys a warm, sunny climate most of the year.
Tzintzuntzan was the capital of the Purépecha nation before the Spanish invasion.
Tzinzuntzan Attraction: The main attraction is the five “Yacatas” or semi-circular pyramids that face out over the lake area, this ceremonial center was called Taríaran or “House of the Wind.” On each of the Yacatas was a temple made of wood, in which the most important rites of the Purhépecha people and government took place.
Second Magical Town - Santa Clara del Cobre is a small town located 80 kilometers southwest of Morelia, located in a mineral enriched area. It is famous for its high quality copper work. Santa Clara became the most important copper smelting area in all of New Spain.
On Santa Clara Del Cobre we will visit The Museum of Copper. Workshops where the hammered copper is worked. Main temple dedicated to Santa Clara Kiosk with copper roof in the center of the Main Plaza.
Third Magical Town - Patzcuaro : Places that we will be visiting on this Magical town : Vasco de Quiroga Square, Chapel of the Humilladero, House of the 11 Patios. (Casa de los 11 Patios) Palace of Huitzimengari, Gertrudis Bocanegra’s Square See information above.
» Santa Clara del Cobre ,Tzintzuntzan & Patzcuaro Day Trip
Acapulco Guerrero Mexico is located on the west coast of Mexico; this picturesque seaside resort city has everything a visitor could want.
The Acapulco One Day Tour takes you to the most interesting and historic points in Acapulco including the main square and the hotel zone. Enjoy a relaxing drive along the scenic highway, where there will be a stop to take photographs of beautiful Acapulco Bay.
After passing through the hotel zone and the main square, you will finally reach La Quebrada cliffs where you will be able to witness the world famous daredevil cliff divers, who risk their lives in the daily daytime and nighttime shows.
Don’t miss the chance of knowing Acapulco Mexico while in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, see the Traditional Old Acapulco, The Golden Acapulco and the Diamond Acapulco , Emblematic hotels in Acapulco , The Cathedral and the Market Shopping area where you will have time for doing some shopping before returning back to Ixtapa. A Full day trip.
» Acapulco One Day Trip 'Pearl of the Pacific'