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De pata de perroJuly 11, 2020 - Saturday  
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The original name was "Tzacapu-ansucutinpatzcuaro" that is translated as "door to heaven" or "place where the blackness begins"
Features of Pátzcuaro

Colonial architecture: The Virgin of the health basilica stands out builded on top of a hill from the XVI century and where the Don Vasco de Quiroga's remains are; the Company convent (s.XVI); the Humilladero (s.XVII); the San Francisco temple (s.XVI);

Handcrafts: You'll find beautiful crafts made in gold incursions, jewelry, furniture and hand-made embroidery. Friday is "tianguis" day

Festivities: The regional fair in honor of the health virgin, (Dec 2 to 16); the party of the "yuntas adornadas" (may 3rd); the procession of Christ on good Friday; the bless day to the animals (January 17); and the typical festivities on the deaths' night (November 1

Gastronomy: Patzcuaro has the delicious white fish to offer to the tourists

Hospital: Civil Hospital Tel. 4 342 0285. /Health Center Tel. 4 342 0712 / Specialities Hospital Tel. 4 342 2194.

Tourist Information:

Museums: The Popular Arts Museum was seat of the San Nicolás College during the XVI century, which was transfered to Valladolid (today Morelia) afterwards giving origin to the Michoacan's University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo.

Interesting place: This town is located in the lakeside with the same name and the view is one of the most typical and beautiful of the Mexican landscape

Historical site: In was founded by Curatame on 1324 and rebuild by Tariacuri on 1362, it was the capital city and the ceremonial center of the tarascan kingdom. Vasco de Quiroga was in charge to reorganize after the conquest following orders by Charles V

Art: Inside the virgin of the health basilica you'll find a statue of this virgin made with the cane of the corn or yatzingueni in 1583

Readings about Pátzcuaro
The Night of the Death in MichoanA thought and a legend about this millenary tradition

Location of Pátzcuaro in Patzcuaro's LakeBack to top

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