Quiroga is just 10 minutes from Tzintzuntzan, following the same road. It is another town of prehispanic origins, whose original name,“Cocupao”, means “reception place”. The name comes from the fact that this was an obligatory pass-through from the Purhépecha capital, Tzintzuntzan, on the way to the ceremonial center of Zacapu. At present it is an important artesanal center, where it is possible to find a great variety of well priced and excellent quality leather articles. As to places of interest, you must visit the main parish of San Diego, dating from the sixteenth century, and in which is venerated a sacred image of the precious blood of Christ. Here also are interesting retablos (painted panels) that cover the ceiling of the church. Other places of interest are the temple of the Inmaculada Concepción, with its characteristic Gothic tower, unique in the region; or the Fountain of America, in the middle of the main square, so named because of the statue placed there to honor the Purhépecha princes who donated land to the first Spanish colonists who settled in this area in the 16th century, and by whom the city was founded.






Following the road to Morelia, about 20 minutes past Quiroga is Capula (“cherry place”), where the main activity is pottery production: china, table service dinner sets, platters, and flower pots, among other things. All this is worked in two original styles of ceramics, one of red clay or “charanda”, decorated in colors such as white, green and blue, with fish, flowers and Greek friezes, and the other with a yellow background, ornamented in red and green tones and with birds, flowers or greek friezes



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