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Mariachi and Handcrafts Route

Morelia, Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque, Tonalá

The tour begins in Morelia, the historic city of colonial architecture and beautiful pink quarry stone facades. One of the places we like the most is Plaza del Carmen, from where you can visit the Museo de Arte Colonial (Colonial Art Museum) and the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture). Don't miss the Jardin de las Rosas Square and, of course, the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) and the Cathedral.

Just thirty minutes north of Morelia you will find Cuitzeo, on the shore of the lake bearing the same name. This small Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) has many water activities and a market where you can savor delicious snacks. Take a stroll through its cobbled streets to discover the woven fiber handcraft workshops and colonial buildings.

If you head northwest, you will leave the state of Michoacán and reach the neighboring state of Jalisco. The first stop will be in Tonalá, an ancestral town of artisans that has two very interesting museums: the Museo Nacional de la Cerámica (National Museum of Ceramics) and the Museo Regional (Regional Museum). If you arrive on a Thursday or a Sunday you can visit the mobile street market and learn about the artisan work of this area. We recommend that you head to Cerro De La Reina to enjoy a panoramic view of the metropolitan area of ​​Guadalajara. Don't forget to bring your camera!

The Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tlaquepaque also has a rich artisan heritage and is located just 20 minutes west of Tonalá. We recommend its delicious cuisine, as well as the beautiful handcrafts that you will find here. Two places that we like a lot are the Centro Cultural El Refugio (El Refugio Cultural Center) and the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Sanctuary).

Downtown Guadalajara, the state’s capital city, is located just 15 minutes away from Tlaquepaque. Being the second largest city in the country, it offers all kinds of attractions for visitors. Touring the Historic Center is a delight; we recommend you to visit the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres, the Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theater) and our favorite neo-Gothic style church: the Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento.
The tour begins in Morelia, the historic city of colonial architecture and beautiful pink quarry stone facades. One of the places we like the most is Plaza del Carmen, from where you can visit the Museo de Arte Colonial (Colonial Art Museum) and the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture). Don't miss the Jardin de las Rosas Square and, of course, the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) and the Cathedral.

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Just thirty minutes north of Morelia you will find Cuitzeo, on the shore of the lake bearing the same name. This small Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) has many water activities and a market where you can savor delicious snacks. Take a stroll through its cobbled streets to discover the woven fiber handcraft workshops and colonial buildings.

If you head northwest, you will leave the state of Michoacán and reach the neighboring state of Jalisco. The first stop will be in Tonalá, an ancestral town of artisans that has two very interesting museums: the Museo Nacional de la Cerámica (National Museum of Ceramics) and the Museo Regional (Regional Museum). If you arrive on a Thursday or a Sunday you can visit the mobile street market and learn about the artisan work of this area. We recommend that you head to Cerro De La Reina to enjoy a panoramic view of the metropolitan area of ​​Guadalajara. Don't forget to bring your camera!

The Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tlaquepaque also has a rich artisan heritage and is located just 20 minutes west of Tonalá. We recommend its delicious cuisine, as well as the beautiful handcrafts that you will find here. Two places that we like a lot are the Centro Cultural El Refugio (El Refugio Cultural Center) and the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Sanctuary).

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