Av. Madero Pte. 1670, Col.Nueva Valladolid, Morelia, Michoacan, 58190, Mexico
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I wish to see the monarch butterflies where they winter and to visit the MOrelia this month. I want to get advise about foreigner tourist safety conditions to the forest where the butterflies are and also about morelia and patzcuaro. Would it be better to visit next year? thank you for any advise.
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I don't know where you are located but I do think that if you're ONLY going to start planning your trip, then you're better off planning it for next year. The butterflies are still there, but they'll start leaving any minute..... it all depends on the weather, but it has been improving here lately so they may fly away very soon. I was there just 2 weeks ago and the view was marvelous. They said at the sanctuary that the best time for seeing the monarches is february and march, so if you go there today the little insects will still be there, but 2 weeks from now... who knows. There's no exact date for them to leave, so if I were you I wouldn't make a long trip unless I was positive they're going to be there.
About safety, Morelia is very safe as of now. Patzcuaro.... I'm not so sure, i didn't go there this time but a friend of mine did a few weeks ago and apparently it's not as safe as Morelia is. Morelia on the other hand is very safe as of now.... you may have heard about the grenade attack there was in Morelia's downtown 6 months ago, and ever since there's a bunch of policemen around the tourist area all the time, police cars, etc. On the road to the forest we even found a military post, so I don't think that safety should be a concern for you. I saw MANY foreigners from all over staying at ANGANGUEO and then going uphill to see the butterflies, so I think it's all perfectly safe. It's a very worth while trip, I highly recommend it but I guess that planning it in such a rush is not the best idea now that the season is almost over, so maybe you can make your plans calmly for next year. Cheers.
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Church and Convent of Saint Agustin.
This complex includes the church and the convent all located in front of a beautiful walled park decorated with statues and fountains. The church was built in 1550 and dedicated to Santa María de Gracia. The façade of the church was made in Plateresque style ( a Spanish ornated style of archutecture from the 15th and 16th century).
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