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Route from the Forest to the Palaces

Morelia, Mexico City, Metepec, Atlacomulco, La Marquesa



This route through three states gives you a variety of options to have fun. It begins in Morelia, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the country. You have to take a stroll through the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) and admire the beautiful pink quarry stone Cathedral, the Regional Michoacano and Casa Natal de Morelos museums, and of course, the Sweets and Handicraft Market. To eat, we recommend the enchiladas placeras, the corundas, the Tarasca soup, the carnitas and the gazpachos.

Then continue to Cuitzeo. It is a quiet Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) located on the shores of the lake of the same name, where you can enjoy its wonderful landscape. Walk through its cobbled streets and be sure to visit the museum located in the Ex Convento Agustino de Santa María Magdalena (Ex Agustino Convent of Santa María Magdalena), the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace) and the Market, where you can taste the different dishes prepared with charal, one of the specialties of this town.

Going east now, one hour and fifty minutes from Cuitzeo, you will find Atlacomulco de Fabela. A few streets from the Alameda Central (Central Boulevard) you can visit the Isidro Fabela Museum, where the work of this Mexican intellectual is preserved, along with its historical archive. There is also the Santuario del Señor del Huerto (Señor del Huerto Sanctuary), built in the 17th century.

Continue to the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Metepec, the capital of clay crafts in the Estado de México (State of Mexico). Enjoy an incredible view of the area, climb the steep staircase of Cerro de los Magueyes (Magueyes Hill) and visit the Capilla del Calvario (Calvary Chapel). Don't miss the Museo del Barro (Clay Museum) and Plaza Juárez (Juárez Square) with its beautiful kiosk and the sculpture of a mermaid, known as the Tlanchana.

Now, to enjoy the forest, head 30 minutes northeast of Metepec and you will arrive at La Marquesa National Park. The magic of the place is not only provided by the majestic pine trees and the cool climate, but also by its gastronomy. Try the mushroom soup and the quesadillas, you will surely want to take them to share with your friends. The recreational activities available, in addition to hiking, are horseback riding, fishing and climbing.

After a break among nature, it's time to go to cosmopolitan Mexico City. It is located fifty minutes northeast of La Marquesa and promises a lot of fun, culture, gastronomy and history. There is so much to do that it is difficult to decide where to go, but definitely the Historic Center, the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest) and Coyoacán are our favorite places. Enjoy your stay in the capital city!

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This route through three states gives you a variety of options to have fun. It begins in Morelia, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the country. You have to take a stroll through the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) and admire the beautiful pink quarry stone Cathedral, the Regional Michoacano and Casa Natal de Morelos museums, and of course, the Sweets and Handicraft Market. To eat, we recommend the enchiladas placeras, the corundas, the Tarasca soup, the carnitas and the gazpachos.

Then continue to Cuitzeo. It is a quiet Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) located on the shores of the lake of the same name, where you can enjoy its wonderful landscape. Walk through its cobbled streets and be sure to visit the museum located in the Ex Convento Agustino de Santa María Magdalena (Ex Agustino Convent of Santa María Magdalena), the Palacio Municipal (Municipal Palace) and the Market, where you can taste the different dishes prepared with charal, one of the specialties of this town.

Going east now, one hour and fifty minutes from Cuitzeo, you will find Atlacomulco de Fabela. A few streets from the Alameda Central (Central Boulevard) you can visit the Isidro Fabela Museum, where the work of this Mexican intellectual is preserved, along with its historical archive. There is also the Santuario del Señor del Huerto (Señor del Huerto Sanctuary), built in the 17th century.

Continue to the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Metepec, the capital of clay crafts in the Estado de México (State of Mexico). Enjoy an incredible view of the area, climb the steep staircase of Cerro de los Magueyes (Magueyes Hill) and visit the Capilla del Calvario (Calvary Chapel). Don't miss the Museo del Barro (Clay Museum) and Plaza Juárez (Juárez Square) with its beautiful kiosk and the sculpture of a mermaid, known as the Tlanchana.

Now, to enjoy the forest, head 30 minutes northeast of Metepec and you will arrive at La Marquesa National Park. The magic of the place is not only provided by the majestic pine trees and the cool climate, but also by its gastronomy. Try the mushroom soup and the quesadillas, you will surely want to take them to share with your friends. The recreational activities available, in addition to hiking, are horseback riding, fishing and climbing.

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