Visit Morelia, Michoacan

Morelia is the capital of Michoacan state, a state with one side facing the Mexican Pacific and the other spread in the central part of the nation. Morelia, the head municipality that goes by the same name, it’s located toward the central-north part of the state. It is located 315 kms away from Mexico City and not far from other important cities such as Guadalajara, Jalisco (293 kms), Guanajuato, Guanajuato (175 kms) and Queretaro, Queretaro (177 km). Of course, Morelia is nearby other tourist destinations within the state such as Patzcuaro 53 kms away and Uruapan 105 kms away among many others.

The main Morelia’s symbols are the very ancient Aqueduct and the Tarascas Fountain. Some of the main buildings worth visiting, (which date from the 18th century) are: the Clavijero Palace, San Nicolas de Hidalgo College, Justice Palace and Government Palace. Its majestic temples are another reason to visit us; you can admire the Morelia Cathedral, the Temple and Music Academy Las Rosas, Agustinos Temple, Del Carmen Convent, San Francisco Church and Las Monjas Square among others. Other interest tourist sites are the Portals, the Ocampo Square, Villalonguin Square, Planetary, Orchid center and the Benito Juarez Zoo that homes a total of 3,800 diverse species.

Surely, this beautiful colonial city perfectly adapts for tourism, offering a wide range of hotels, restaurants, bars, entertainment centers, golf courses, exclusive shops, malls and movie theaters. Film is in fact an art highly promoted; given that the International Festival of Film has become a tradition since 2003, which gathers films and celebrities of the seventh art from all over the world.