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 The state of Michoacan is an uncommon place. From the farms and ranches of Piedad and Sahuayo to the sugar cane fields of Los Reyes, the avocados, mangos, coffee, and macadamias of Uruapan, the melon fields of Apatzingan, the ruggedly pristine Pacific coast to the port city of Lazaro Cardenas, the rugged pine-crested peaks of Mil Cumbres all the way to gold, caves and the tierra caliente of Huetamo, to the mines and butterflies of Angangueo and the former mining town of Tlalpujahua, it's as varied a state as you'll find anywhere in Mexico.

 Did we mention blackberries and pears? Or Christmas ornaments? Or wood products? Or Patzcuaro and Vasco de Quiroga's re-creation of Thomas More's Utopia? Craft-central, and ground zero for Noche de Muertos. Or Paricutin, one of the world's most recent volcanoes?

 The guitars of Paracho, the lace of Aranza, the masks of Tocuaro, the devils of Ocumicho, and the pottery of Capula? The Meseta Purepecha, the archeological wonders of Tingambato, Tzintzuntzan and Ihuatzio? Or Santa Clara de Cobre?
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 We haven't even mentioned Morelia, the most Spanish of all Mexican cities, which warrants a book all of its own. This is the state which produced one of Mexico's most revered leaders - Lazaro Cardenas. This is the state which has sent off the second-highest number of its own to work across foreign borders. This is the state in which the oldest university in the American continent was founded back in 1540. --- Jennifer Rose, Morelia, Michoacan

Michoacán - The very soul of Mexico

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Michoacán - This is the state which is the very soul of Mexico
This is the state which is the very soul of Mexico
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The guitars of Paracho, the lace of Aranza, the masks of Tocuaro, the devils of Ocumicho, and the pottery of Capula?
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Morelia, Michoacan
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 Morelia is one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Mexico. The city oozes an air of elegance and tranquility. It is the capital of the state of Michoacan and it was founded in 1541 by the Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza.

 Morelia was named Valladolid during the colonial period and the name was changed to Morelia in honor of the General Don Jose Ma. Morelos. Its ample avenues are flanked by distinguished buildings which will remind you of typical Spanish architecture.

 Its historical center combines several artistic and architectonic styles of the passing centuries which make this place a cultural complex of such merit that in 1991 the UNESCO declared it a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity.
Morelia is one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Mexico.
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Its historical center combines several artistic and architectonic styles of the passing centuries which make this place a cultural complex of such merit that in 1991 the UNESCO declared it a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity.


 Morelia has civil and religious monuments from the XVI century to the XX century like: Palacio Clavijero, the Conservatory De Las Rosas in Baroque style the seat of the "Niños Cantores de Morelia" ("The Singing children of Morelia") chorus; The Government Palace, that in its interior has three murals of the Michoacan artist Alfredo Zalce; the formerly Convento del Carmen (ex convent) and now House of Culture, the magnificent Cathedral which has been catalogued as one of the most beautiful in Mexico and the imposing aqueduct that has 253 arches, are just some of points of interest of this wonderful city.

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 Its historical center combines several artistic and architectonic styles of the passing centuries which make this place a cultural complex of such merit that in 1991 the UNESCO declared it a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity.
Morelia has civil and religious monuments from the XVI century to the XX century like
 Its historical center combines several artistic and architectonic styles of the passing centuries which make this place a cultural complex of such merit that in 1991 the UNESCO declared it a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity.
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patzcuaro, michoacan
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 The city of Patzcuaro was of great importance in the history of the state of Michoacán. Patzcuaro was center of the Purepecho Indians and during the colonization it was transformed into a religious center.

 The Indians looked at Patzcuaro as the center, where the gods entered and left from and to heaven. During the colonization the Bishop Vasco de Quiroga, who was called "Tata Vasco" by the Indians was the accepted sovereign of Patzcuaro.

 Today Patzcuaro is still a jewel of colonial architecture. All places, buildings and churches create a harmonizing ensemble in red and white colors. The most important places of interest are apart of the beautiful lake with its island Janitzio all the beautiful churches and plazas, the house of the 11 patios and the colorful life in the streets.

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Plaza Patzcuaro
Plaza Patzcuaro
Casa de los 11 patios
Casa de los 11 patios
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Noche de muertos - the night of the dead in Patzcuaro on 1st and 2nd of November
Noche de muertos - the night of the dead in Patzcuaro on 1st and 2nd of November
Danza de los viejitos in the streets of Patzcuaro
Danza de los viejitos in the streets of Patzcuaro
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 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. In precolonial times there was a great demand for copper by the Tarascan Indians, who used copper to make chains, masks, breastplates and other items. Later the people of Santa Clara looked for new ways to sustain their draft. Santa Clara was named after a religious order, which settled there.

 Today, the inhabitants of Santa Clara are well known jewelers making items such as ladles, jars and plates, which are greatly demanded. Santa Clara is a well-known center of first class handcrafts of copper.

 Santa Clara's main attractions are the Copper Museum, the Hospital Chapel and the famous work of the craftsmen. There is a yearly Copper Fair, which takes place in August.

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Zirahuen
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About 20 km west from Patzcuaro, is the town of Zirahuen and its beautiful lake with the same name. This picturesque lake impresses by its blue green water and the forests and fields along its shores. The whole scenery creates an impressive picture of this landscape.
This lake also offers a great variety of water sports all year round. Surrounding the lake you will find restaurants and hotels, inviting you to stay longer.
Surrounding the lake you will find restaurants and hotels, inviting you to stay longer. About 20 km west from Patzcuaro, is the town of Zirahuen and its beautiful lake with the same name. This picturesque lake impresses by its blue green water and the forests and fields along its shores.

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Quiroga
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In Quiroga you can admire lots of architectonical highlights of the 17th century, one of it is the baroque style church "Parroquia de San Diego de Alcalá" or the monastery which was founded by the Franciscans order and which is decorated with impressive hand painted porcelain tiles.
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If you head 20 km north of Patzcuaro you reach the town of Quiroga. Before colonization the Indians used to cal the town Cocupao, which means something like "the place of reception". In 1852 the town was renamed by decree in memory of the famous bishop Don Vasco de Quiroga.
 If you head 20 km north of Patzcuaro you reach the town of Quiroga. Before colonization the Indians used to cal the town Cocupao, which means something like "the place of reception". In 1852 the town was renamed by decree in memory of the famous bishop Don Vasco de Quiroga.

 In Quiroga you can admire lots of architectonical highlights of the 17th century, one of it is the baroque style church "Parroquia de San Diego de Alcalá" or the monastery which was founded by the Franciscans order and which is decorated with impressive hand painted porcelain tiles.
Quiroga offers a great variety of products from Michoacan.

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 Tzintzuntzan: This old Indian pueblo of the Purepechos was formerly the capital of the Indian Mechuacan (land of the fishermen), which today is called Michoacan. The Purepecho came to Mechuacan in the 12th century probably from Peru and represent still today the majority of the inhabitants of Tzintzuntzan. You'll find here archeological sites and a monastery of the Franciscan Order.

You'll find here archeological sites and a monastery of the Franciscan Order.
This old Indian pueblo of the Purepechos was formerly the capital of the Indian Mechuacan (land of the fishermen), which today is called Michoacan.

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