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Visit the Five Best Museums in Morelia, Mexico

07 Mar 2018

Morelia, Mexico is a historic city recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its wealth and architectural beauty. Morelia is the capital of the state of Michoacán, is one of the most interesting colonial cities to visit in Mexico.

There are many things to do in Morelia, but, without a doubt, one of the best options is to visit its wonderful museums, as they are showcases that allow you to travel back in time through the fascinating history and artistic legacy of this region with its proud Purepecha roots. 

These are the five best museums in Morelia that cannot be missed during your visit:


Museo Regional Michoacano

Between the walls of the Museo Regional Michoacano, there are treasures of great historical and artistic importance for the city of Morelia and nearby towns. Here, protected within these walls, you can learn about the Purepecha archeology and admire colonial paintings such as "The Transfer of the Nuns" (1738), which is one of the most important historical paintings in the museum.

Address: Allende # 305, corner with Abasolo


The House of Crafts

The House of Crafts is a museum and a shop that is home to numerous beautiful exhibits of art made by artisans from all regions of Michoacán. The owners continually organize fairs and exhibitions where local artisans can present and sell their products directly to the public.

Address: Fray Juan de San Miguel # 129, corner with Humboldt


Museum of Colonial Art

In the heart of Michoacan, Mexico is The Museum of Colonial Art that houses an important collection of 122 Christs made during the colonial period in Mexico. Among them are the hand-made Christs made with corn paste from the indigenous peoples of Michoacan. This is an exhibit that truly cannot be missed.

Address: Benito Juárez # 240, corner with Santiago Tapia


Museo Casa Natal de Morelos

Casa Natal de Morelos is a Neoclassical, historical building and also exact location where the hero of Independence, José María Morelos y Pavón, was born. This house is now a cultural center and a museum which houses a gallery full of paintings of Pavón’s life, his documents and his belongings which now have great historical value.

Address: Corregidora # 113, corner with García Obeso


Museum of Contemporary Art "Alfredo Zalce"

If you appreciate plastic arts, this site has an interesting collection of works by Alfredo Zalce Torres, a Michoacan artist, who organizes temporary exhibitions of national and international contemporary art.

Address: Av. Acueducto # 18, corner with Ventura Puente.


If you are looking for something to do in Morelia, we invite you to enjoy all the art, culture and history that the best museums in Morelia offer, and the holiday gets better when you stay with us at Best Western Plus Gran Hotel Morelia. We’ll welcome you with open arms and pamper you from the moment you walk through the doors. We’re known for making each person’s stay in Michoacan an unforgettable experience. In addition to comfortable rooms, we have a fully-equipped gym, an outdoor pool and a restaurant where you can taste all the delicious delicacies of Michoacan, Mexico.


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