Posada de Don Vasco

Patzcuaro

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Things to do in Patzcuaro

The Tarascan land

Called by the Spaniards the land of the Tarascans, this small colonial city is synonymous with beauty and tradition.

Considered one of the most visited cities in Mexico, Pátzcuaro is bursting charm, culture and beauty - the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable vacation. Dare to discover the cities deep rooted history, exquisite cuisine and its most emblematic places that make up this region.

Among its attractions are: The Plaza Vasco de Quiroga in honor of the first bishop of Michoacán; Gertrudis Bocanegra Square, tribute to this heroine of independence; the handicraft market where you can buy hand-made pieces by Purépecha artisans; and multiple temples such as the Basilica of Our Lady of Health, the Temple of the Tabernacle, the House of the Eleven Patios and the Former Convent of San Agustín, to mention only some of the most representative places of this city.

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Undoubtedly, an attraction that you can not miss is Lake Pátzcuaro and the famous island of Janitzio where the traditional Day of the Dead celebration takes place. Navigate its waters to reach this mystical and wonderful island full of dance, fiesta and tradition.

Other important festivities that you can attend are Easter, the Day of the Lady of Solitude, the Day of San Antonio Abad and the arrival of the Magi to mention just a few.

Very close to the city is the town of Tzintzuntzan, a religious center for the Purépecha people. Here you can visit the archaeological zone called La Yácatas and the handicraft market.

Other towns that are worth visiting are Quiroga where you can enjoy white fish or Michoacán style faces; Tócuaro, famous for its masks and Jarácuaro where the palm leaves are worked to make hats and different crafts.

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The gastronomy of Pátzcuaro is one of its more enjoyable attractions. Some typical dishes include: corundas, mole, charales, the uchepos, the blackberry tamales, la nieve de pasta, among many more delights.

Come and see for yourself! At Best Western Plus Posada Don Vasco, we invite you to stay with us and discover everything that this charming city offers.