What to do in Patzcuaro for a day?

Posada de Don Vasco

What to do in Patzcuaro for a day?

19 May 2022

On the shores of the lake of the same name is Patzcuaro, a town of Purepecha origin. Its cobblestone streets and sky full of white clouds are a must-see attraction in Michoacán.

Patzcuaro is one of the most touristic and traditional Magical Towns of Mexico, in this magical town you will find peace, history, nature, and you can even disconnect from the city and reconnect with the traditions of Mexico. 

If you are planning a visit there are different points that you definitely can't miss, one of them is the gastronomy, you can delight yourself with the pickled trout and the caldo michi, both prepared with the catch of the day. You will also surprise your palate with the uchepos, tamales very popular among kids.

Don't forget to take a stroll through the artisans' square, where you will find master potters, experts in wood carving and wrought iron. 

And so the list goes on, there are hundreds of activities to do in Patzcuaro, but if you only have one day, don't worry! Stay at the Posada de Don Vasco and follow this list of essential things to do in Patzcuaro for a day. 

5 places to visit in Patzcuaro for a day trip

Have breakfast in Patzcuaro

Nothing better to start the day with lots of energy than a delicious breakfast, if you are staying at the Posada de Don Vasco, in Patzcuaro we have two restaurants that will delight your palate: La Fuente and Tarasco. 

On Saturdays, you can enjoy Trova music and the dance of the old men, they will definitely liven up your morning. 

Here you will be delighted with dishes such as: pozole, caldo michi, cabbage in walnut sauce, tortilla ranchera, Patzcuaro style charal broth, chupiro, dried charales, chapatas and enchiladas morelianas. 

Vasco de Quiroga Square

Only 20 minutes away from the hotel Posada de Don Vasco, you will find the Vasco de Quiroga square, a place where you can spend a lovely morning; the square is surrounded by green gardens and beautiful historic buildings that will amaze your eyes, you will also see a large fountain with a bronze statue of Vasco de Quiroga, the first bishop of Michoacán.

In addition, you will find handicrafts and the famous colored letters that distinguish the Magical Towns, don't forget to take a picture in them. 

The house of the eleven yards 

When you stay at Hotel Posada de Don Vasco you will have a privileged location, because only 8 minutes away by car and 20 minutes walking, you will find the house of the eleven patios, another must-see if you want to take handicrafts or souvenirs to your home. 

It is a former convent of the eighteenth century Dominican order, which today has become a craft center. Here you can spend hours and hours admiring the work of the artisans and also when walking around you will find three or four murals that you will love. 

Basilica of Our Lady of Health of Patzcuaro

After touring the house of the eleven patios, you can visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Health of Patzcuaro, to get there you only need to walk 2 minutes, on the way you can also make a stop at Templo del Sagrario, a former hospital that became a building of great architectural beauty, this was the home of the Virgin of Health of Patzcuaro, until the Basilica was built in her honor. 

The Basilica of Our Lady of Health is a must for anyone who wants to appreciate the Virgin, an image made of corn cane paste, which was commissioned by Don Vasco de Quiroga.

Janitzio Island 

And to end your day, you can go to the pier and take a boat to Janitzio, a floating village very close to Patzcuaro, here you can admire the fishermen, climb the statue of Morelos and observe the murals, or just walk around the center. The best part? When you return, you will have your hotel just 5 minutes away from our hotel; Posada Don Vasco. 

Visit Patzcuaro and stay at Posada Don Vasco

When you stay at Posada Don Vasco hotel in Patzcuaro you will have a privileged location, close to all the points of interest, so close that you can even visit them on foot. You'll also have at your disposal a multi-game room, swimming pool and even a tennis court. 

Start planning your next vacation and book a room at Posada de Don Vasco, We are waiting for you! 

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