The historic center of Morelia is so beautiful and has so many architectural gems, that was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
If you are traveling to Morelia, these are the 5 places you can’t miss at the historical center.
Let's start with the Morelia Cathedral, the main religious temple in the city. Its Baroque construction dates from the 18th century and was made in pink quarry, one of the most characteristic materials in Michoacán. In its interior are kept an important number of artisticand religious jewels.
Every Saturday at 8:45 pm on the facade of Morelia's Cathedral , an incredible light and sound show accompanied by fireworks is presented. Don’t miss it!
Michoacán Regional Museum
This is one of the oldest museums in Mexico and it is housed in a baroque house built in the eighteenth century that was home to the aristocratic families of the time.
Dedicated to the history of Michoacán, here you can learn more about this beautiful state through paintings, objects and many other different kinds of historical pieces.
Michoacan ́s cuisine is one of the most applauded in Mexico. Among its gastronomic contributions there are a delicious variety of sweets, which is why this museum was created.
At the museum you can learn about the sweet culinary history in Mexico, since its beginnings, when it was made in the convents of New Spain, until its industrialization. Here you ́ll find a huge amount of sweets both local and from different regions of the country.
House of Crafts
Folk craft art is one of the most important traditions we have in the country. In the Casa de las Artesanías at the Historical center of Morelia , beautiful pieces made by talented Michoacan artisans who dedicate their lives to create them and express their culture and idiosyncrasies, are exhibited and sold.
The Casa de las Artesanías is also known as the Instituto del Artesano Michoacano and is located in the Exconvento de San Francisco, a beautiful 16th century building.
Garden of Roses
This picturesque space is surrounded by magnificent old buildings (including the Conservatory of Roses), and is quite a pleasant place to relax, drink a cup of coffee or have a quiet dinner.
During the week local artists gather here to set up exhibitions and sell their work; and on the last Sunday of every month, music and theater events are held.
The historical center of Morelia has a lot to offer, but if you don't have a lot time to visit, with just these 5 sites, you will get a good idea of the heart and soul of the city.
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Photo: Mariel de Viaje