Patzcuaro Travel Guide

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The colonial town of Pátzcuaro is in the cool air of Michoacan hills. The town's name is translated to "The doorway to heaven".

The hills are chilly early in the morning and night mostly in October to April. You can walk everywhere in this town, taking a walking tour is the best way to see this colonial town.

Many old buildings, narrow streets, and arches are found. The town has two squares "Don Vasco de Quiroga"(main plaza) and Plaza "Gertrudis Bocanegra".

Some of the attractions of Páztcuaro are: Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Salud, (where the remains of Vasco de quiroga rest) El sagrario, Casa del Gigante (from the 17th century) Palacio de Huitzimengari, Casa de los once Patios, (House of eleven patios) Museo de Arte Popular y Arqueología and the market near the Plaza Gertrudis Bocanegra.

During Holy week the town is full of color and traditions, and around November takes place the Day of Dead celebrations.