Pátzcuaro Things to Do

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  • Things to Do
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  • 1. Hotel Posada San Rafael

    This hotel which faces the central plaza has beautiful rooms, secure parking and is right on the main plaza which is surrounded by restaurants and shops. The architecture is colonial and the location...

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  • 2. Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús.

    Another splendid colonial church of the city, it was built in the 17th century, and has a tower with a clock; according to the legend the clock was sent away...

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  • 3. Callejuela de los Once Patios.

    A huge complex of colonial buildings built in 1742 by the Dominican Nuns located a couple of blocks southeast from the main plaza, it contains some beautiful...

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  • 4. Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares.

    This interesting museum is located inside a beautiful colonial building built in the XVI century; it was the first religious school for priests in the area "the...

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  • 5. El Sagrario Church.

    A beautiful Baroque building built in the 17th century, started as the shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Our Lady of the Heath), maybe is not Patzcuaro´s...

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  • 6. Nuestra señora de la Salud.

    Built by Vasco de Quiroga (the first bishop of Michoacan a protector of the Purapeches Indians) on top of a pre-hispanic ceremonial site, is Pátzcuaro´s main...

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  • 7. Day of the Deads. Catrinas Figures.

    The first Catrina (a skull made of mud, paper or crystal ) was made by José Guadalupe Posada (a famous illustrator) the figure was called La Calavera de la...

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  • 8. Day of the Dead. Home Altars.

    Some families built altars or shrines in their homes. We were invited to go inside the houses to see the altars and take pictures, there was even a book to put...

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  • 9. The Day of the Deads.

    This festivity is celebrated mainly in Mexico in connection with the Catholic celebration of All Saints Day. Peple go to the cemeterires to get in touch with...

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  • 10. Plaza Vasco de Quiroga.

    This is Pátzcuaro´s central plaza, with the statue of Vasco de Quiroga in the center of the square. Vasco de Quiroga was a judge from Mexico city who become a...

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  • 11. Lago de Patzcuaro

    Lago de Patzcuaro is a very popular destination for both domestic and international tourists. While the lake itself is certainly beautiful, we were a bit put...

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  • 12. The Market

    On market days - Sunday, Monday, and Friday - indigenous people come from small villages in the surrounding area to buy and sell fruit, vegetables, and all...

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  • 13. Templo del Santuario

    In the photo you may be able to see a rope hanging down from the bell; this is used to manually ring the bells to call worshippers to mass. On market days -...

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  • 14. Templo de San Agustin

    On Plaza Chica (officially called Plaza Gertrudis Bocanegra) sits the Templo de San Agustin, which was founded in 1576 by Alonso de la Veracruz and built by...

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  • 15. Pesacdores de Patzcuaro

    Fishing was done in the lake with the use a huge butterfly shaped nets. Today, each boat on its way to Janitzio will get a demonstration of the old fishing...

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  • 16. Lago de Patzcuaro

    This is a high basin lake surrounded by grand mountains, ancient ruins and Tarascan Indian villages. The lake is about 50 km in circumference and has long been...

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  • 17. EL GENERALISSIMO DON JOSE MARIA MORELOS Y PAVON

    Atop Janitzio, in a small park with magnificent views over the Lago del Patzcuaro, is the 40m statue dedicated to one of the initators of the Mexican War of...

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  • 18. Janitzio

    There are six islands in the Lago del Patzcuaro. The main one is the island of Janitzio. Much of the steep-sided island is taken up with dwellings, ranging from...

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  • 19. Templo del Sagrario

    Almost opposite the restored Jesuit church of La Compania and next to the Casa de la Once Patios, is this grand baroque styled church dating from the 17th...

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  • 20. Museo de Artes Populares

    Located in the former Colegio de San Nicolas, this museum is an ideal place to start and get an overview of the vast array of regional handicrafts: ceramics,...

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  • 21. Palacio Municipal

    Colonial architecture dating into the 17th Century selegantly surrounds the Plaza de Quiroga. Beautifully arched mansions encircle the square - now used as...

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  • 22. Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

    This is the main square in Patzcuaro, one of the finest in all of Mexico. Large fountains bubble away in the square shaded by huge trees. The square is named...

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  • 23. Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares. Cloister.

    The museum has a beautiful courtyard (recently restored), a great place to enjoy a moment of peace during the visit of town.

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  • 24. Day of the Deads. Sugar skulls.

    We saw all kind of skulls made from chocolate, sugar, flour...they have no limits with the imagination, they make also a famous Pan de Muerto (Bread of the...

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  • 25. Day of the Deads. Catrinas and Catrinos.

    Now there are Catrinas and Catrinos, you can find any kind of Catrinas dressed with different clothes, there are even Catrinas nuns or Catrinos priests. I...

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