Gran Hotel Morelia

Fall in love with Morelia’s fascinating architecture

22 Feb 2018

There are tons of reasons to fall in love with Morelia: its history, its people, its gastronomy, its traditions... But something that makes us adore her is, without a doubt, its fascinating architecture. Not for nothing, thanks to its architectural beauty, the historic center of Morelia was named a “Cultural Heritage Site” by UNESCO.

It’s curious, but the architectural style of Morelia can’t be defined as one. Its streets feature colonial, Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical elements, which merge with the eclecticism and “Frenchification” of the period of Porfirio Díaz's government, resulting in an architectural diversity that gives a unique touch to the city. However, the beautiful way in which the exteriors are decorated with sculptural and vegetable elements is known as "Morelian Baroque" (Barroco Moreliano), as it is a very characteristic component of Morelia.

To admire the beautiful architecture of the city, you just have to take the morning or the afternoon and go for a walk around its historic center. Once there, you should not miss the Cathedral -where every Saturday at 8:45 PM a solid light and sound show that’s worth admiring is held- the Museo del Dulce and the Casa Natal de Morelos Museum.

A few minutes away from the city center you should also visit the Aqueduct of Morelia -which was the work responsible for bringing water to the population for centuries-, and the Callejón del Romance -a picturesque little street located a few steps from the famous Fuente de las Tarascas.

If you also like plastic arts, then a must-visit is the Alfredo Zalce Museum of Contemporary Art, which, as well as being a beautiful architectural jewel, has an interesting collection of works by Michoacán artist Alfredo Zalce Torres, and organizes temporary exhibitions of national and international contemporary art.

We invite you to enjoy everything that the beautiful city of Morelia has to offer, staying with us. At Best Western Plus Gran Hotel Morelia we will welcome you with open arms to pamper you as you deserve and make your stay in Michoacán an unforgettable experience. In addition to comfortable rooms, we have a gym and an outdoor pool if you want to spend a relaxing afternoon without leaving our facilities. Also, in our restaurant you will find some of the most representative dishes of the famed Michoacán gastronomy, so your trip will be complete with us.

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