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Uruapan

Michoacán

Among the avocado trees and coffee crops that grow under the sun in the state of Michoacán, Uruapan reaffirms the meaning of its name: “Lugar de la abundancia de flor y fruto” (Place of abundance of flowers and fruit), assuming itself to be the largest producer of this delicious fruit.

This population is the second most important in the territory of Michoacán (located only 120 km / 75 miles from Morelia), visit it goes far beyond the pure love of guacamole, as this is where hot land and the Purepecha plateau converge.

Uruapan maintains that air of a typical town that invites you to walk through its streets surrounded by natural beauty enjoying the temperate climate that embraces it every day while you admire how some of its inhabitants proudly wear their typical costumes.

Go into this town founded in 1533 by the priest Fray Juan de San Miguel and discover how the mixture between pre-Hispanic and colonial times merged in an explosion of colors and traditions.

This can be seen when you walk through its historic center, heading for the Plaza de los Mártires where there is a marble obelisk designed by Adamo Boari (yes, the same from Bellas Artes in the CDMX) five meters ( 16 feet) high, dedicated to various heroes of the Independence movement.

In front of it, there is the parroquia of San Francisco de Asís (San Francisco de Asís parish church), whose beautiful facade always attracts attention. Crossing it, you can admire the Templo de la Inmaculada Concepción (Temple of the Immaculate Conception), whose beautiful balcony decorated by angels will amaze anyone.

“El vergel de Michoacán”, as it is also known, has a culinary richness that you will be able to taste in its Mercado de Antojitos where you cannot miss its carnitas, corundas or churipo.

Uruapan is 1 hour 29 minutes by land from Morelia, one hour from Pátzcuaro and only 44 minutes from Zirahuén.
Among the avocado trees and coffee crops that grow under the sun in the state of Michoacán, Uruapan reaffirms the meaning of its name: “Lugar de la abundancia de flor y fruto” (Place of abundance of flowers and fruit), assuming itself to be the largest producer of this delicious fruit.

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This population is the second most important in the territory of Michoacán (located only 120 km / 75 miles from Morelia), visit it goes far beyond the pure love of guacamole, as this is where hot land and the Purepecha plateau converge.

Uruapan maintains that air of a typical town that invites you to walk through its streets surrounded by natural beauty enjoying the temperate climate that embraces it every day while you admire how some of its inhabitants proudly wear their typical costumes.

Go into this town founded in 1533 by the priest Fray Juan de San Miguel and discover how the mixture between pre-Hispanic and colonial times merged in an explosion of colors and traditions.

This can be seen when you walk through its historic center, heading for the Plaza de los Mártires where there is a marble obelisk designed by Adamo Boari (yes, the same from Bellas Artes in the CDMX) five meters ( 16 feet) high, dedicated to various heroes of the Independence movement.

In front of it, there is the parroquia of San Francisco de Asís (San Francisco de Asís parish church), whose beautiful facade always attracts attention. Crossing it, you can admire the Templo de la Inmaculada Concepción (Temple of the Immaculate Conception), whose beautiful balcony decorated by angels will amaze anyone.

“El vergel de Michoacán”, as it is also known, has a culinary richness that you will be able to taste in its Mercado de Antojitos where you cannot miss its carnitas, corundas or churipo.

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