Morelia

Michoacán

The capital of the state of Michoacán boasts spectacular beauty, so it wasn’t surprising it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991. Morelia is unique, from the moment you walk through its Historical Center framed by colonial buildings of pink stone. You can admire some of its magnificent 16th century Baroque buildings, when it was founded by Spanish settlers.

The city was originally called Valladolid, but its name was changed in 1828 honoring José María Morelos y Pavón, Mexican Independence Movement heroe born in this beautiful city. It is highly recommended to walk along the Calzada de Guadalupe, since you will be able to admire close up several of the monuments catalogued as architectural masterpieces. In fact, the Historical Center of Morelia is the site with the most buildings named as such throughout the Mexican territory.

Morelia combines the elements of a destination that every expert traveler is looking for: incredible landscapes both urban and natural, historical wealth, legends that remain alive, gastronomic variety and architecture that mesmerizes everyone who observes it. You will definitely feel that you are frozen in time in this city that will remind you of the enchanted castles of the fairy tales you used to read before bedtime as a child.

If you travel by land from México City, the estimated time to Morelia is four hours; from Toluca in the State of Mexico it would take three hours. From Celaya, in Guanajuato, an hour with 50 minutes. Once in Morelia is advisable to visit Pátzcuaro, Janitzio and Santa Clara del Cobre.
The capital of the state of Michoacán boasts spectacular beauty, so it wasn’t surprising it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991. Morelia is unique, from the moment you walk through its Historical Center framed by colonial buildings of pink stone. You can admire some of its magnificent 16th century Baroque buildings, when it was founded by Spanish settlers.

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The city was originally called Valladolid, but its name was changed in 1828 honoring José María Morelos y Pavón, Mexican Independence Movement heroe born in this beautiful city. It is highly recommended to walk along the Calzada de Guadalupe, since you will be able to admire close up several of the monuments catalogued as architectural masterpieces. In fact, the Historical Center of Morelia is the site with the most buildings named as such throughout the Mexican territory.

Morelia combines the elements of a destination that every expert traveler is looking for: incredible landscapes both urban and natural, historical wealth, legends that remain alive, gastronomic variety and architecture that mesmerizes everyone who observes it. You will definitely feel that you are frozen in time in this city that will remind you of the enchanted castles of the fairy tales you used to read before bedtime as a child.

If you travel by land from México City, the estimated time to Morelia is four hours; from Toluca in the State of Mexico it would take three hours. From Celaya, in Guanajuato, an hour with 50 minutes. Once in Morelia is advisable to visit Pátzcuaro, Janitzio and Santa Clara del Cobre.

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