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Colonial Route of Pink Quarry Stone

Morelia, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Irapuato, Silao

This tour through three states of the country begins in the colonial city of Morelia. Taking a stroll through its Historic Center is like traveling back in time and being able to enjoy its opulent architecture. The unmissable places to visit are: the Cathedral, the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture) and the Conservatorio de las Rosas (Conservatory of Roses). We also recommend you to walk along Avenida Madero (Madero Avenue) that will take you through the most iconic places in Morelia.

Just thirty minutes north of Morelia you will find the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Cuitzeo. The views of the lake are unbeatable and its crafts and gastronomy will make you want to return. Venture out on a walk through its neighborhoods and discover its centenary buildings and family artisan workshops.

If you continue north from Cuitzeo, you will leave Michoacán and arrive at the Bajío area in the neighboring state of Guanajuato. Here you will find the city of Moroleón, famous for its textile industry. Take a stroll through the historic area of ​​Los Portales, admire the neo-Gothic Templo del Señor de Esquipulitas (Temple of Señor de Esquipulitas) and the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace). Oh, and make sure you try the traditional biznaga sweets and goat barbecue.

Irapuato is located an hour and a half north of Moroleón. Its strawberry fields are one of the main tourist attractions. You can take a guided tour of the growing areas and receive all the information about this agricultural activity. We also recommend you to walk through the Historic Center and visit the Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum), the Plaza de los Fundadores (Fundadores Square) and the Cathedral.

Forty minutes north of Irapuato is Silao, an industrial center of great importance in the Mexican Bajío. It is also distinguished by its typical sweets and multi-colored wooden crafts. Visit its colonial buildings, such as the Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol (Santiago Apóstol Parish), the Presidencia Municipal (Municipal Presidency) and the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture). Don't miss the views from the viewpoint at the top of Cerro Del Cubilete (Cubilete Hill).

Now it's the historic city of Guanajuato’s turn, located thirty minutes northeast of Silao. This city is known throughout the world due to the Festival Internacional Cervantino (International Cervantino Festival), which takes place in the month of October. Furthermore, the winding layout of its streets and colonial tunnels make it an ideal setting to be explored on foot, and preferably, join one of the callejoneadas, to listen to its legends. You have to visit the famous Museo Iconográdico del Quijote (Don Quixote Iconographic Museum), the Museo de las Momias (Mummy Museum) and the Cerro de San Miguel (San Miguel Hill).

San Luis Potosí marks the end of this journey. Declared a Historical Heritage Site, it is located two and a half hours northeast of Guanajuato. We recommend you to take your camera and visit the colonial area located around the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square), where you will find the Avenida Peatonal Zaragoza (Zaragoza Pedestrian Avenue), the Plaza Fundadores (Fundadores Square), the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), the Museo Regional Potosino (Potosino Regional Museum) and the Museo del Ferrocarril (Railway Museum), among many others. Don't forget to go to the Mercado Hidalgo (Hidalgo Market) to enjoy some snacks and to see the incredible traditional silver jewelry.
This tour through three states of the country begins in the colonial city of Morelia. Taking a stroll through its Historic Center is like traveling back in time and being able to enjoy its opulent architecture. The unmissable places to visit are: the Cathedral, the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture) and the Conservatorio de las Rosas (Conservatory of Roses). We also recommend you to walk along Avenida Madero (Madero Avenue) that will take you through the most iconic places in Morelia.

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Just thirty minutes north of Morelia you will find the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Cuitzeo. The views of the lake are unbeatable and its crafts and gastronomy will make you want to return. Venture out on a walk through its neighborhoods and discover its centenary buildings and family artisan workshops.

If you continue north from Cuitzeo, you will leave Michoacán and arrive at the Bajío area in the neighboring state of Guanajuato. Here you will find the city of Moroleón, famous for its textile industry. Take a stroll through the historic area of ​​Los Portales, admire the neo-Gothic Templo del Señor de Esquipulitas (Temple of Señor de Esquipulitas) and the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace). Oh, and make sure you try the traditional biznaga sweets and goat barbecue.

Irapuato is located an hour and a half north of Moroleón. Its strawberry fields are one of the main tourist attractions. You can take a guided tour of the growing areas and receive all the information about this agricultural activity. We also recommend you to walk through the Historic Center and visit the Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum), the Plaza de los Fundadores (Fundadores Square) and the Cathedral.

Forty minutes north of Irapuato is Silao, an industrial center of great importance in the Mexican Bajío. It is also distinguished by its typical sweets and multi-colored wooden crafts. Visit its colonial buildings, such as the Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol (Santiago Apóstol Parish), the Presidencia Municipal (Municipal Presidency) and the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture). Don't miss the views from the viewpoint at the top of Cerro Del Cubilete (Cubilete Hill).

Now it's the historic city of Guanajuato’s turn, located thirty minutes northeast of Silao. This city is known throughout the world due to the Festival Internacional Cervantino (International Cervantino Festival), which takes place in the month of October. Furthermore, the winding layout of its streets and colonial tunnels make it an ideal setting to be explored on foot, and preferably, join one of the callejoneadas, to listen to its legends. You have to visit the famous Museo Iconográdico del Quijote (Don Quixote Iconographic Museum), the Museo de las Momias (Mummy Museum) and the Cerro de San Miguel (San Miguel Hill).

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