All articles for region “Pátzcuaro, Michoacán”
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Zirahuen, Michoacan: Mexico's Walden Pond Linda Breen Pierce

When I first set eyes on the pure, crystal blue waters of Lago (lake) Zirahuén in the central highlands of Mexico, my stomach did a nose dive. How could such striking alpine beauty exist in a country ... read more

Memories of Morelia: Tall buildings, Janitzio and a hamburger Enrique Garduño

I was nine years old the first time I visited Morelia, in 1973. I was living with my family in Xicotepec, a small town in the north of the State of Puebla. We spent our summer vacation that year with m... read more

A Mexico love story Marvin West

Marta Palomares and her husband, Michael Dickson A genuine Mexico love story lives in a big, beautiful home behind a high wall in Tzurumutaro, a not-much-to-it community adjoining Patzcuaro in the r... read more

Did you know? The first Mexico tourist guide books Tony Burton

Comprehensive guide books to Mexico have existed for more than 120 years. Modern travelers to Mexico are often hard-pressed to choose their favorite guide. Fodor's, Frommer's, Real Guide, Insight Guid... read more

Did you know? The Sistine Chapel of Mexico Tony Burton

A small church in Michoacán has been called the "Sistine Chapel of the Americas".

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Lodging In And Around Pátzcuaro jennifer j. rose

Gran Hotel Pátzcuaro -->: Plaza Gertrudis Bocanegra No. 6, Centro Historico. Tel (434) 342-0443, 342-3090, 01 (800) 503-3443, fax (434) 342-5908. E-mail: gran.hotel@yahoo.c... read more

Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico Toby Smith

Fridays are Indian market days in the fountain-centered Plaza Gertrudis Bocanegra, one of three main squares in Pátzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. Walkways around the fountain are lined with stalls of good... read more

The passion of Christ in Ixtapalapa, a Mexico City neighborhood John Neubauer

The first traces of an awakening sun touch the morning horizon, brushing aside the night's long shadows. On the streets of Ixtapalapa, a working class neighborhood 30 minutes by cab from the center of ... read more

The serene magic of Patzcuaro jennifer j. rose

Few places in the world have the magic of Pátzcuaro. Surely the Purépecha Rey Curateme had to have known that back in 1324 when he founded the town. For many visitors, Pátzcuaro spells the Island o... read more

Colonial Lake Pátzcuaro Richard Perry

Travelers who are interested in the history of this region of Michoacán will be well rewarded by a tour of the numerous picturesque villages bordering Lake Pátzcuaro. In addition to their authentic ... read more

Did You Know? The centenary of the birth of artist Juan O'Gorman Tony Burton

Juan O'Gorman was born on July 6, 1905, in Coyoacán, Mexico City. His father, Cecil Crawford O'Gorman, was a mining engineer and artist of Irish origin; his mother was Mexican. Juan was educated at th... read more

Pátzcuaro Christina Nealson

A family with creamy brown skin walks by, holding hands, swinging arms. Laughing aloud. They are arranged like stair steps - father, mother, big daughter and little daughter, who look to be around ages... read more

Link to clickable interactive map of Michoacán, Mexico Tony Burton

Interactive map of Michoacán, Mexico read more

Map of Pátzcuaro Rick Meyer

A street map of of the city Pátzcuaro read more

Visit to Patzcuaro Discussion Thread Forum

I’d like to share a few thoughts having just returned from a brief visit to Pátzcuaro, made for the purpose of sizing it up as a possible retirement venue. Let me start by saying that Pátzcuaro is unquestionably one of the greatest places to visit that exist in Mexico. As a travel destination, it’s difficult to beat, with great hotels and restaurants, a lively upbeat zócalo, the lake, and more crafts than you could take in during a six month stay. read more

Patzcuaro: the soul of Michoacan's Meseta Purepecha jennifer j. rose

Texas has the Alamo, New York has its Empire State Building, but only Michoacan has Patzcuaro. Every travel poster extolling Michoacan has a shot of fisherman wielding the famous butterfly net. Look closely, and you'll spy a tiny cone-shaped island, topped by a statue of Jose Maria Morelos, hand reaching to the sky. That's Patzcuaro's jewel: Janitzio. read more
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