Pazcuaro y Tzintzuntzan, Patzcuaro
Less than 50 kilometers southwest of Morelia, on the shores of Lake Pátzcuaro and surrounded by an impressive nature, is this town of colonial charm and colorful traditions, a provincial air is breathed thanks to the houses with white walls and roofs. tiles that are in harmony with squares and gardens, as well as the kindness of its people. Firstly, on this tour you will visit Quiroga, the artisan collection center and capital of carnitas. Continuation to the Magic Town of Tzintzuntzan, whose name means "place of hummingbirds", it was one of the most important Purépecha capitals during pre-Hispanic times, it maintains its indigenous language, customs and traditions, from the dance of the paloteros to the wake ritual in the pantheon on the Day of the Dead, where for them death is nothing more than another life. We will admire the first Franciscan convent in Michoacán "El Templo de San Francisco", built between 1530 and 1540 and completed around 1600 by Fray Pedro de Pila, this building has an elegant Plateresque style portal with balustraded columns and a large shell on the top. choir window. Later we will move to the San Pedrito pier, to experience the crossing of Lake Pátzcuaro and disembark on Janitzio Island. Later tour in the Magical Town of Patzcuaro, visiting the House of the Eleven Patios, once the Dominican convent of Santa Catarina, established in 1747, the modifications in the urban outline allowed only the conservation of five of its original patios, excellent representatives of the artistic beauty of the old building, with its arcades, stone columns and tiled eaves; Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, in this square, recognized as one of the most beautiful in America, you can see stately houses and beautiful buildings and the Basilica of the Virgen de la Salud, with a simple façade and a gabled roof, was where Don Vasco de Quiroga founded the cathedral in 1538. Return to Morelia and end of our services.
Prolongación Avenida Morelos Poniente 79, Colonia San Salvador Cuauhtenco, Delegación Milpa Alta, Ciudad de México. Código Postal 12300.,