Gran Hotel Morelia

Visit the Jardín de las Rosas, a traditional corner of Morelia

15 Mar 2018

There are dozens of places to visit in the charming capital city of the state of Michoacán. The city of Morelia is also one of the most beautiful colonial cities in all of Mexico. The fascinating architecture of its historic city center has earned it the title of a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.


Right in its historic city center, there are numerous places worth visiting – from fascinating museums to historic buildings, magnificent churches and pop up markets that can sometimes go unnoticed by traveling visitors.


This is the Jardín de las Rosas, a picturesque space surrounded by buildings that date back to the 18th century. The perfect place to relax, have a cup of coffee, take some gorgeous photos for your blog or Instagram feed, have dinner or even begin the night with a few drinks.


The Jardín de las Rosas is also a meeting place for local artists to set up exhibits and sell their works of art. Visit on the last Sunday of each month to enjoy special events with musical, theatrical and literary performances.


The official name is Jardín Luis González Gutiérrez, a location given in honor of the distinguished professor of the San Nicolás de Hidalgo School, but it’s colloquially know as the Jardín de las Rosas (which translates to mean The Garden of the Roses) since it is surrounded by the beautiful Conservatory of Roses.


Like every traditional corner of Mexico, this beautiful location has it's own legend. In this case, it's about the two statues that you can find in the middle: Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and that of Don Vasco de Quiorga, the first bishop of Michoacán.  It's rumored that each year on November 2, during the Day of the Dead festivities, the spirits these two legends return to this site to share experiences and discuss relevant current events. You’ll have to visit next November 2 to see for yourself if the legend is true!


The Jardín de las Rosas should be one on your list of places to visit in Morelia, Mexico. We invite you to enjoy everything that these beautiful gardens have to offer and we recommend staying with us at the Best Western Gran Hotel Morelia where you will receive much deserved pampering and the best customer service that Morelia has to offer.


Make your stay in Michoacán an unforgettable vacation or business trip when you stay at the Best Western Gran Hotel Morelia in any one of our comfortable and spacious rooms, enjoy our fully-equipped gym, or take a dip in our outdoor pool to spend a relaxing evening as the sun sinks into the horizon in Morelia. Also, visit our restaurant to find some of the most representative delights of the famed Michoacán cuisine. At Best Western Gran Hotel Morelia, you can be sure that your trip will be complete.


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Do not think twice, book your stay today and enjoy all the subtle pleasures of a visit in Morelia. We know you’ll fall in love with this beautiful city.



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