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Cuitzeo, meaning “the place of jars,” is located on the shores of the Lake Cuitzeo.
ADMIRE THE BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURE
If you walk along the path that crosses by the lake, you will soon see the village. The beautiful cobbled streets of Cuitzeo, a Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town), will welcome you when you arrive.
Begin your tour downtown and walk through its beautiful and quiet streets. Head to the Franciscan Hospital Temple, also known as El Hospitalito. Admire the beautiful interiors of this 18th century building and its famous image of the Immaculate Conception made of cane paste.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE PLATERESQUE ART OF THE AUGUSTINE FRIARS
Continue on to the Former Santa Maria Magdalena Convent. Travel to the past while admiring this 16th century Plateresque and Renaissance art jewel. Imagine the simple religious life held inside while observing the tranquility of the cells. Be amazed while discovering its church, atrium, cloister and museum. Go to the Stamp Museum, which occupies the old refectory, and enjoy its collection of engravings, lithographs and Viceregal art.
FEEL CUITZEO’S WARM AND RADIANT AFTERNOON
In the afternoon, enjoy a walk to the City Hall. Be amused by its kiosk while breathing the freshness of the trees. Right across from it is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Admire its beautiful stone facade and bell tower. End your tour of Cuitzeo’s 16th century architectural gems with a visit to the chapels of El Calvario, La Concepcion and San Pablito.
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