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Route of the Purépecha Towns to the Beach

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Morelia, Santa Clara del Cobre, Pátzcuaro, Zirahuén

Morelia, destination of the state of Michoacán, is a city rich in history and traditions, many of which are recognized as World Heritage by the UNESCO. Morelia is also called La Ciudad de La Cantera Rosa (The City of Pink Quarry Stone), since its entire historic center is built with this material. Walk through the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) and discover its impressive cathedral, one of the most beautiful in the world. Visit the Csa de la Cultura (House of Culture), the Public Library or the Casa de las Artesanías (House of Crafts). The picturesque Callejón del Romance (Romance Alley) is the ideal place for photos, as well as the beautiful road The number of attractions in the city is wide and includes temples, museums, shops, cafeterias, restaurants and historical buildings. Its delicious cuisine, an Intangible Heritage of Humanity, includes carnitas, corundas, enchiladas and delicious fruit ates. In this city, the Festival Internacional de Cine (International Film Festival) is also held every year.

A few minutes away is the wonderful Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Pátzcuaro, framed by the lake of the same name. Surrounded by cobbled streets and tile roofs, this place will transport you to ancient times with its baroque-style religious venues, and the latent Purépecha presence in its crafts, food and culture. A must-see is the Casa de los Once Patios (House of the Eleven Patios), an old religious house, ideal for acquiring souvenirs and typical sweets. Take a stroll through the main square while savoring a typical nieve pasta or visit the Cerro del Estribo (Estirbo Hill) from where you will enjoy incredible panoramic views. El Lago de Pátzcuaro (Pátzcuaro Lake) is one of its main attractions, from the dock you can cross to Janitzio Island and once there, go up to the monument to José María Morelos, from where you can watch the fishermen collecting charales. An unforgettable experience is living the celebration of the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the end of October and the beginning of November, it is so legendary, it has inspired documentaries and films.

Another Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) that is nearby, is Santa Clara del Cobre, a tourist destination that, as its name says, is distinguished by its handicrafts in copper. Walk its streets and observe its tile houses until you get to the downtown area, where you will find religious temples and its main square, adorned by a traditional kiosk that will make you feel as if you were in a vintage movie. Visit the Museo del Cobre (Copper Museum) and learn about the ancient technique of hammered copper, inherited from the Purépecha. An excellent opportunity to learn about the traditions of this destination is by attending the Feria Nacional del Cobre (National Copper Fair) in July.

Then you will arrive at Zirahuén, a hidden treasure with a beautiful lake of emerald waters, with wooden cabins, the ideal place to spend the weekend. This destination is surrounded by forests and is perfect for outdoor activities. On the main pier you will find various craft stalls and restaurants to try typical food.

To complete the route, in the state of Guerrero, you will find Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, a tourist destination with heavenly beaches. Enjoy walks and various tours for all tastes, such as golf, fishing, water sports, and adventure activities. This beautiful place offers various options for lodging, dining and nightlife. We suggest you visit Playa Las Gatas and Playa La Ropa, which are distributed along its bay. Delight yourself with the dishes of the region made from fish and seafood.
Morelia, destination of the state of Michoacán, is a city rich in history and traditions, many of which are recognized as World Heritage by the UNESCO. Morelia is also called La Ciudad de La Cantera Rosa (The City of Pink Quarry Stone), since its entire historic center is built with this material. Walk through the Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) and discover its impressive cathedral, one of the most beautiful in the world. Visit the Csa de la Cultura (House of Culture), the Public Library or the Casa de las Artesanías (House of Crafts). The picturesque Callejón del Romance (Romance Alley) is the ideal place for photos, as well as the beautiful road The number of attractions in the city is wide and includes temples, museums, shops, cafeterias, restaurants and historical buildings. Its delicious cuisine, an Intangible Heritage of Humanity, includes carnitas, corundas, enchiladas and delicious fruit ates. In this city, the Festival Internacional de Cine (International Film Festival) is also held every year.

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A few minutes away is the wonderful Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Pátzcuaro, framed by the lake of the same name. Surrounded by cobbled streets and tile roofs, this place will transport you to ancient times with its baroque-style religious venues, and the latent Purépecha presence in its crafts, food and culture. A must-see is the Casa de los Once Patios (House of the Eleven Patios), an old religious house, ideal for acquiring souvenirs and typical sweets. Take a stroll through the main square while savoring a typical nieve pasta or visit the Cerro del Estribo (Estirbo Hill) from where you will enjoy incredible panoramic views. El Lago de Pátzcuaro (Pátzcuaro Lake) is one of its main attractions, from the dock you can cross to Janitzio Island and once there, go up to the monument to José María Morelos, from where you can watch the fishermen collecting charales. An unforgettable experience is living the celebration of the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the end of October and the beginning of November, it is so legendary, it has inspired documentaries and films.

Another Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) that is nearby, is Santa Clara del Cobre, a tourist destination that, as its name says, is distinguished by its handicrafts in copper. Walk its streets and observe its tile houses until you get to the downtown area, where you will find religious temples and its main square, adorned by a traditional kiosk that will make you feel as if you were in a vintage movie. Visit the Museo del Cobre (Copper Museum) and learn about the ancient technique of hammered copper, inherited from the Purépecha. An excellent opportunity to learn about the traditions of this destination is by attending the Feria Nacional del Cobre (National Copper Fair) in July.

Then you will arrive at Zirahuén, a hidden treasure with a beautiful lake of emerald waters, with wooden cabins, the ideal place to spend the weekend. This destination is surrounded by forests and is perfect for outdoor activities. On the main pier you will find various craft stalls and restaurants to try typical food.

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