I started visiting this place perhaps 20 years ago... it was a major attraction for us little kids. We loved to sit in that big round room, looking at the roof, and watch how the lights started to dim and how all the stars, planets and constellations appeared before our eyes.
I haven't been there in years, so I think it must have been improved quite a bit ever since. Anyway, back then they had this round roof top where they simulated the dawn & dusk, gave an explanation about the major constellations and elements in our Solar System, etc.
According to the tourist site of Morelia, the planetarium's dome has a 20-meter diameter. Apparently the shows are given every 2 hours.
Regular: Fri & Sat, only function at 19 hrs.
Sun, only function at 18:00 hrs..... *NOTE* - the tourist guides say that the show is at 18:30, but I got there by 18:20 and they told me it had already started (at 18:00 sharp)!!! I was really mad for this misinformation, as I did not get to see the show... so it's better to get there earlier to make sure you won't miss it!
Vacation period: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00, 13:00, 17:00 & 19:00 hrs.
The planetarium is located just next to an orchid house ("Orquidario") and to the Morelia Convention Center.
Excellent and enjoyable way to learn Spanish. Relatively few Americans, beautiful & friendly city. Weekend trips arranged by the school. I recommend one-on-one classes and a "homestay" for fastest progress. I went knowing no Spanish what-so-ever, after four weeks of private lessons and lots of study in the evenings after class I feel I learned about as much as is humanly possible of a foreign language in this amount of time.
The Bosque Cuauhtemoc is a large park that is great place to relax and people-watch during a busy day of sight-seeing. The park was full of children playing, young couples looking dreamily into each others eyes, and families having picnics. We hung out in the park killing some time before the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (also located in the park) re-opened after siesta...but unfortunately for some reason it never did that day! The Museo de Historia Natural is also located within the park.
Morelia is a fairly small, charming city and the central area is gorgeous. There's lots of beautiful old buildings and an amazing cathedral. There's some interesting shopping here, be sure to go to a local market. Some markets just have alot of counterfit stuff like pirated CD's and DVD's but the food market is worth a trip. Smell those chiles!!
The main road" Av. Madero" is where people and cars gather. The Cathedral is also on the road. And if you walk from any other direction to hit the road, you will find that this road is the highest part of the city. It shows that, I think, this city was once an important strategic place.
It looks like another church in downtown, but is really the library,
The interior is really amazing, all the books on the shelves that go very high.
when you walk in the library everything is so quiet!
A beautiful walled park located in front of the Church and the Convent. With it´s trees and fountains is one of the few open spaces in the city.
Is a pedestrian street located in the Zócalo, i visited the city during the All Saints Day so the city was decorated with the famous skull dolls Katrinas.
The interior of the building was refurbisehd in the 19th century. Some great works of art, retablos, a silver Crucifix in the main altar from Manuel Tolsa and a magnificent German Organ.
It's a stone-paved pavement built in 17th with bench and ash trees. No cars allowed. You can realax yourself on the bench.
the outside of this church looks unremarkable and in no way reflects the interior which is a riot of color and decoration - a true confectionary delight
each 20th of november,during the march of the revolution day
or dia de la revolucion (20th of november 1910)