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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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City Express Morelia
Morelia, Michoacán
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Recorre la antigua ciudad de Valladolid con su antigua arquitectura colonial y disfruta de experiencias inolvidables con el mejor descanso en City Express Morelia, un confiable compañero de viaje ubicado frente a la Catedral y a unos pasos del Teatro Ocampo, a menos de 10 minutos encontrarás la Fuente Tarascas, el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo y el Parque Zoológico Benito Juárez. Ofreciendo instalaciones prácticas y modernas con desayuno e internet de cortesía, gimnasio, estacionamiento con costo, habitaciones cómodas y modernas.

Hotel Misión Catedral Morelia
Morelia, Michoacán
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It is a Mansion dating from the 16th century, named a World Heritage Site. Located in the heart of the city of Morelia, the hotel is surrounded by attractive historical museums, buildings, and monuments. Walking through the hallway and the central courtyard of the hotel gives the feeling of traveling in history and being part of the colonial splendor. It has 58 rooms, 1 Jr. suite and 1 Master suite, 1 restaurant for private breakfast for guests only, internet service.

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