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Natural and Gastronomical Wealth Route of the State of Mexico and Michoacán

Morelia, El Oro, Mexico City, Atlacomulco, La Marquesa

This exciting route begins in Mexico City, a true metropolis where modern life and its historical past combines. It is varied in venues such as the Anthropology and History Museum and a few meters away you will also be able to see the Castillo de Chapultepec (Castle of Chapultepec), where Emperor Maximiliano and Carlota lived. To walk around, the Condesa neighborhood is ideal for its bohemian-chic atmosphere, with many restaurants, coffee shops and bars. The cultural setting and nightlife are also pretty special here since there is a great variety of options.

Then the route continues towards the Marquesa. This is an emblematic place to spend a day in contact with nature and it is only a few minutes away from Mexico City, it is surrounded by pine tree forests and where the gastronomic variety is countless. Birria tacos, quesadillas, fresh trout from some of its lakes or rivers are some of the dishes you can try. It is ideal for horseback riding, or renting an ATV, hiking, or simply admiring the landscape.

Following the route, the next stop is in Atlacomulco, Estado de México. It is ideal to stretch your legs while touring its historic downtown, where you can visit the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Parish), of viceregal origin or its modern cathedral that stands out for its beautiful stained glass windows or the Santuario del Señor del Huerto (Señor del Huerto Sanctuary) , a place of great local devotion .

The route will now take you to a small Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town), hidden in the Tlalpujahua mountain range, called El Oro. This beautiful place was a mining town in the time of Porfirio Díaz, and the mining companies were of English origin, that is why you will see their influence in the Municipal Palace, as well as in the Juárez Theater. The Municipal Market is a must for eating and also admiring the old railway station, which is just across the street.

Heading towards Michoacán, you will first arrive at Maravatío. Here you can walk through the gardens in the downtown area and see its cathedral. Very close is La Pomoca, the hacienda where Melchor Ocampo lived.

Also at Michoacán, you will go through the beautiful Lake Cuitzeo that connects with the town of the same name. You can visit it and walk through its main square, admire its colonial style and have an ice cream.

Now the route will take you to your final destination in the beautiful city of Morelia, capital city of Michoacán. Its wonderful colonial Historic Center awaits you, all built with pink quarry stone, where you can visit its majestic cathedral located in the heart of the city. Both outside and inside, it is worthy of admiration. Following Madero Avenue, it will take you through the main attractions of the city, such as Los Portales, the Templo de Capuchinas (Capuchinas Temple), the Fuente de las Tarascas (Las Tarascas Fountain) and the iconic Aqueduct of Morelia. In this city there is a lot of culture in its colonial buildings and museums, as well as delicious cuisine such as enchiladas placeras, corundas, gaspachos and ate sweets, there are also beautiful handicrafts.

This exciting route begins in Mexico City, a true metropolis where modern life and its historical past combines. It is varied in venues such as the Anthropology and History Museum and a few meters away you will also be able to see the Castillo de Chapultepec (Castle of Chapultepec), where Emperor Maximiliano and Carlota lived. To walk around, the Condesa neighborhood is ideal for its bohemian-chic atmosphere, with many restaurants, coffee shops and bars. The cultural setting and nightlife are also pretty special here since there is a great variety of options.

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Then the route continues towards the Marquesa. This is an emblematic place to spend a day in contact with nature and it is only a few minutes away from Mexico City, it is surrounded by pine tree forests and where the gastronomic variety is countless. Birria tacos, quesadillas, fresh trout from some of its lakes or rivers are some of the dishes you can try. It is ideal for horseback riding, or renting an ATV, hiking, or simply admiring the landscape.

Following the route, the next stop is in Atlacomulco, Estado de México. It is ideal to stretch your legs while touring its historic downtown, where you can visit the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Parish), of viceregal origin or its modern cathedral that stands out for its beautiful stained glass windows or the Santuario del Señor del Huerto (Señor del Huerto Sanctuary) , a place of great local devotion .

The route will now take you to a small Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town), hidden in the Tlalpujahua mountain range, called El Oro. This beautiful place was a mining town in the time of Porfirio Díaz, and the mining companies were of English origin, that is why you will see their influence in the Municipal Palace, as well as in the Juárez Theater. The Municipal Market is a must for eating and also admiring the old railway station, which is just across the street.

Heading towards Michoacán, you will first arrive at Maravatío. Here you can walk through the gardens in the downtown area and see its cathedral. Very close is La Pomoca, the hacienda where Melchor Ocampo lived.

Also at Michoacán, you will go through the beautiful Lake Cuitzeo that connects with the town of the same name. You can visit it and walk through its main square, admire its colonial style and have an ice cream.

Now the route will take you to your final destination in the beautiful city of Morelia, capital city of Michoacán. Its wonderful colonial Historic Center awaits you, all built with pink quarry stone, where you can visit its majestic cathedral located in the heart of the city. Both outside and inside, it is worthy of admiration. Following Madero Avenue, it will take you through the main attractions of the city, such as Los Portales, the Templo de Capuchinas (Capuchinas Temple), the Fuente de las Tarascas (Las Tarascas Fountain) and the iconic Aqueduct of Morelia. In this city there is a lot of culture in its colonial buildings and museums, as well as delicious cuisine such as enchiladas placeras, corundas, gaspachos and ate sweets, there are also beautiful handicrafts.

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