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Tzintzuntzan

Michoacán

On the shores of Lake Pátzcuaro, stands the capital of the Purépecha Empire. With a colonial atmosphere but without forgetting its Tarascan spirit, the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tzintzuntzan in Michoacán, colors its streets lined with flowers when in the distance, we see the costumes that its craftswomen make. At the same time, under the brim of palm hats, men avoid the sun's rays, proudly wearing that garment made with their own hands.

Its mild climate is ideal for walking through its cobbled streets and enjoying the freshness of the afternoon that comes as a gift from its mountains and its mixed forest surrounded by cedars, oaks and pines.

Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán, is 4 hours and 45 minutes from Mexico City (350 km/217 miles), 2 hours and 50 minutes from the capital of Guanajuato (220 km/136 miles), while from Morelia,it will take you 55 minutes (63 km/39 miles) and 15 minutes from Pátzcuaro (7 km/4 miles).

In its gastronomy, there is never a lack of charales, nor fish such as carp, tilapia, bass, or white fish -typical of Lake Pátzcuaro-. We recommend you try the posuti, similar to the purepecha version of pozole, which in Tzintzuntzan is prepared with tender corn.

Another dish that you cannot miss is “churipo”, a red broth that can contain beef or fish and vegetables, to which a kind of very small tamales are added, known as “corundas”. Be sure that its cuisine is as amazing as its culture.

Its inhabitants make various handicrafts ideal to take home or as a travel gift: ornaments, lamps, tables, and “chuspata” (similar to rattan) armchairs; hand fans, ornaments and tule mats as well as beautiful polychrome pottery works.

On the shores of Lake Pátzcuaro, stands the capital of the Purépecha Empire. With a colonial atmosphere but without forgetting its Tarascan spirit, the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tzintzuntzan in Michoacán, colors its streets lined with flowers when in the distance, we see the costumes that its craftswomen make. At the same time, under the brim of palm hats, men avoid the sun's rays, proudly wearing that garment made with their own hands.

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Its mild climate is ideal for walking through its cobbled streets and enjoying the freshness of the afternoon that comes as a gift from its mountains and its mixed forest surrounded by cedars, oaks and pines.

Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán, is 4 hours and 45 minutes from Mexico City (350 km/217 miles), 2 hours and 50 minutes from the capital of Guanajuato (220 km/136 miles), while from Morelia,it will take you 55 minutes (63 km/39 miles) and 15 minutes from Pátzcuaro (7 km/4 miles).

In its gastronomy, there is never a lack of charales, nor fish such as carp, tilapia, bass, or white fish -typical of Lake Pátzcuaro-. We recommend you try the posuti, similar to the purepecha version of pozole, which in Tzintzuntzan is prepared with tender corn.

Another dish that you cannot miss is “churipo”, a red broth that can contain beef or fish and vegetables, to which a kind of very small tamales are added, known as “corundas”. Be sure that its cuisine is as amazing as its culture.

Its inhabitants make various handicrafts ideal to take home or as a travel gift: ornaments, lamps, tables, and “chuspata” (similar to rattan) armchairs; hand fans, ornaments and tule mats as well as beautiful polychrome pottery works.

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