Morelia is the capital of the state of Michoacan. The city has a total of about five hundred thousand inhabitants. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. The city has close to two thousand buildings that are historically important. Pin quarry stone is the characteristic feature of the historical buildings in the city.
Morelia has a well earned reputation for being a center for culture in the region, and the city makes for a superb destination for anyone who enjoys local culture and colonial destination.
Background . . .
Morelia city was established by Antonio de Mendoza in 1541. At that time, the city was named Valladolid originally. After the War of Independence in Mexico, the city had a change of name in which it was named after Jose Maria Morelos de Pavon, one of the Mexican war heroes.
He was born in Valladolid in 1765. There are a huge number of historical structures and monuments that stand in picture book testimony of the immense historical significance of the city. The aqueduct and the cathedral here are especially notable.
Fun Things to do in Morelia . . .
The Historical Center of Morelia is an extremely interesting place. Taking short walks around the location will ensure you having a great time.
The Casa de Artesanias has a good number of handicrafts and other works of art that you can buy as souvenirs and for collections.
Balneario Cointzio is situated close to 10 kilo meters away. The mineral waters here are extremely soothing to bathe in.
There are numerous locations where you can go riding in.
Morelia has a number of Spanish schools where you can learn the language.
It is possible to go on day trips to Santa Clara del Cobre and Patzcuaro.
Accommodation Options in Morelia . . .
Hotel Aranzazu Acueducto , – close to the Tarascan Fountain
Casa Camelinas – B and B
Hotel Virrey de Mendoza, the main square; a historical hotel
Dining Options in Morelia . . .
Los Mirasoles, Ave. Madero Poniente 5 4 9, Centro Histórico. Ph – ( 4 4 3 ) 3 1 7 – 5 7 7 7
San Miguelito, Ave. Camelinas, corner of Centro de Convenciones Fracc. La Loma. Phone: ( 4 4 3 ) 3 2 4 – 4 4 1 1
Emiliano’s, Artilleros del 47, Centro. Ph – ( 4 4 3 ) 3 1 5 – 1 0 3 5