Patzcuaro is 7,500 feet above sea level, nested up against Lake Patzcuaro and surrounded by beautiful scenery, including numerous volcanic mountains. One of the most beautiful towns in Mexico, Pátzcuaro received the title of "Pueblo Magico" in 2002 because of its well preserved colonial architecture made of adobe and tile, its important and monumental churches, and one of the original town squares in Latin America - Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, familiarly known as Plaza Grande.
There are many attractive and interesting places to visit in this small but lively city: the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Salud, the Museum of Popular Arts, the Church and College of Compañía de Jesus, the Sagrario, the amazing and beautiful Eleven Patios (originally a spacious Convent), where it is possible to find original and very high quality artisan crafts made of copper, wood, wrought iron, wool, cotton, straw and clay. Also on the itinerary are the Palace of Huitzimengari (built under Spanish rule for the Purepecha King), Torito Fountain, and the other major square, Plaza Gertrudis Bocanegra (named in honor of one of Mexico's revolutionary heroines) or familiarly known as Plaza Chica.
CALLE ESPEJO 160 PÁTZCUARO, MICHOACÁN. C.P. 61600
TELS: +52 (434) 342 78 01 - +52 (434) 342 51 52