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GETTING TO PÁTZCUARO

 

Pátzcuaro is located approximately 385 km. from the capital of the Mexican republic, and more or less the same distance from Guadalajara, Jalisco. It lies on route 120, which splits from highway #15 (México-Guadalajara ) and passes through Quiroga, 20 minutes from  Pátzcuaro, and then through Tzintzuntzan, the legendary capital of the old Purhépecha empire.

 

The pyramid or “yácatas”, constructed centuries ago in Tzintzuntzan, can be seen easily from the road and can be visited by anyone who wants to take an interesting walk from the parking lot. The pyramid is being restored, and it is possible to learn a little more about the culture in the museum at the site. If you travel from Morelia, you can take the new highway that goes through Tiripetío and takes only about 40 minutes.  Rail service is suspended due to a major re-organizations of mexican trains. By bus, it is possible to arrive daily from México or Guadalajara on several different lines (ETN, Autovías, Primera Plus) whose schedules will easily fit into your travel plans and budget. Prices are available from economy class through luxury class. It is also possible to fly from México city to the Morelia international airport “Francisco J. Múgica”, which is served by national and international flights of several airlines.

 

 

 

 

 

TIME AND DISTANCE

from

 

Morelia
Uruapan
L. Cárdenas
Ixtapa
México city
Guadalajara
León
Querétaro

 

aprox. time

 

30 min.
40 min.
3:00 hrs.
3:30 hrs.
5:00 hrs.
3:30 hrs.
3:00 hrs.
3:00 hrs.

 

 

distance

 

52 km.
45 km.
260 km.
330 km.
390 km.
335 km.
230 km.
240 km.

 

 

 

 

 

National airlines with arrivals to Morelia and/or Uruapan

Bus lines with arrivals to

Morelia and/or Pátzcuaro

 

Aeroméxico

Mexicana

Aviacsa

Aeromar

Azteca

Avolar

Vivaaerobus

 

ETN

Parhikuni

Primera Plus

Herradura de Plata

 

 

 

 
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THE CLIMATE

 

 

 

Pátzcuaro lies at 2,137 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by beautiful mountains forested principally by Mexican fir, live oak and pine: vegetation that characterizes one of the most beautiful regions of the country. Its population is approximately 80, 000. Climate is  semi-temperate and the rainy season is from June through October. During this season, it usually rains in the afternoons, leaving the mornings free for enjoying the fresh air, visiting and photographing the isle of Janitzio, the scenic overlooks “El Estribo” (the stirrup), “El Estribito” (the small stirrup), and any of the small towns that encircle the famous lake of Pátzcuaro. The rainy afternoons are ideal for visiting the colonial churches, historic edifices, the excellent Museo de Artes Populares (folk art museum), the ex-colegio Jesuita, the “Casa de los Once Patios” (house of the eleven courts), the public library “Gertrudis Bocanegra”, among many other attractions. But before going deeper into in a description of these places, let us learn a little about...

 

Preface

General info

How it all began

Don Vasco de Quiroga

Coat of arms

Buildings to visit in Pátzcuaro

Plazas of Pátzcuaro

Still more...

Handicrafts

Lake Pátzcuaro

Beyond Pátzcuaro

The food
Fairs and  fiestas
Credits

ESPAÑOL

 

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