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Natural, gastronomic and artistic route to Morelia

Morelia, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Irapuato, Silao

This route will take you to know the best of San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato and Michoacán. It starts in the city of San Luis Potosí where you can admire the colonial beauty that surrounds the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square), you can visit the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), the Plaza Fundadores (Fundadores Square) and the Museo Regional Potosino (Potosino Regional Museum). Visit the Hidalgo Market, there you will find everything from enchiladas potosinas, to pastries and crafts to take back home as souvenirs.

The next destination is the capital city of Guanajuato. Famous for the Festival Internacional Cervantino (International Cervantino Festival) that takes place each year in October, it is also recognized for its wonderful architectural buildings, alleys and tunnels. It is a place to know on foot, since the distances are short and the streets are very narrow. Get to know the Jardín de la Unión (Unión Garden), the Teatro Juárez (Juárez Theater), the Cathedral and the Callejón del Beso (Kiss Alley). You can’t miss out on the callejoneadas surrounded by legends, the photo on the stairs of the university, and a visit to the Museo de las Momias (Mummy Museum).

Our next stop is Silao, an important industrial center of the state. Taste its typical sweets and admire its most beautiful colonial buildings, such as the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture) and the Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol (Santiago Apóstol Parish). Later go up to the top of Cerro del Cubilete (Cubilete Hill), where the impressive monument of Cristo Rey is located, a statue that is 40 meters (131 ft) high. This sanctuary is one of the most visited throughout the country.

You will get to Irapuato in less than 30 minutes, here you will enjoy the best strawberries. Being the capital of this fruit, it is not surprising that the main attraction are tours to visit strawberry fields, in addition to being able to taste a wide variety of dishes, jellies and compotes made with this special ingredient. If you go to the Historic Downtown area, don't miss out on the Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum) and also take the time to visit the Cathedral.

The next destination will be Moroleón, where the textile industry stands out, you will love walking through countless shops where you can find beautiful dresses,bedspreads and more. In the Main Square, visit the Neo-Gothic Templo del Señor de Esquipulitas (Señor de Esquipulitas Temple) and admire the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace). Try the barbacoa de chivo, and for dessert have some typical biznaga sweets.

Our next stop is at Michoacán, in the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Cuitzeo del Porvenir. Walk through its main square, where you can buy handicrafts made of reed. Then go to the wonderful lake of the same name that will give you a spectacular landscape, especially at sunset.

This route ends in the beautiful city of Morelia. Tour its Historic Downtown, a World Heritage Site and discover its pink quarry stone architectural jewels, you can do this on foot or by tram. Visit the majestic Cathedral, the Clavijero Palace, the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture) and its great variety of temples, former convents and museums. Los Portales is a great place to take a walk or taste some of the culinary specialties that have been named Intangible Heritage, such as corundas, churipo or enchiladas placeras.
This route will take you to know the best of San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato and Michoacán. It starts in the city of San Luis Potosí where you can admire the colonial beauty that surrounds the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square), you can visit the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), the Plaza Fundadores (Fundadores Square) and the Museo Regional Potosino (Potosino Regional Museum). Visit the Hidalgo Market, there you will find everything from enchiladas potosinas, to pastries and crafts to take back home as souvenirs.

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The next destination is the capital city of Guanajuato. Famous for the Festival Internacional Cervantino (International Cervantino Festival) that takes place each year in October, it is also recognized for its wonderful architectural buildings, alleys and tunnels. It is a place to know on foot, since the distances are short and the streets are very narrow. Get to know the Jardín de la Unión (Unión Garden), the Teatro Juárez (Juárez Theater), the Cathedral and the Callejón del Beso (Kiss Alley). You can’t miss out on the callejoneadas surrounded by legends, the photo on the stairs of the university, and a visit to the Museo de las Momias (Mummy Museum).

Our next stop is Silao, an important industrial center of the state. Taste its typical sweets and admire its most beautiful colonial buildings, such as the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture) and the Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol (Santiago Apóstol Parish). Later go up to the top of Cerro del Cubilete (Cubilete Hill), where the impressive monument of Cristo Rey is located, a statue that is 40 meters (131 ft) high. This sanctuary is one of the most visited throughout the country.

You will get to Irapuato in less than 30 minutes, here you will enjoy the best strawberries. Being the capital of this fruit, it is not surprising that the main attraction are tours to visit strawberry fields, in addition to being able to taste a wide variety of dishes, jellies and compotes made with this special ingredient. If you go to the Historic Downtown area, don't miss out on the Museo de la Ciudad (City Museum) and also take the time to visit the Cathedral.

The next destination will be Moroleón, where the textile industry stands out, you will love walking through countless shops where you can find beautiful dresses,bedspreads and more. In the Main Square, visit the Neo-Gothic Templo del Señor de Esquipulitas (Señor de Esquipulitas Temple) and admire the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace). Try the barbacoa de chivo, and for dessert have some typical biznaga sweets.

Our next stop is at Michoacán, in the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Cuitzeo del Porvenir. Walk through its main square, where you can buy handicrafts made of reed. Then go to the wonderful lake of the same name that will give you a spectacular landscape, especially at sunset.

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