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Features in Pátzcuaro



Basilica of Our Lady of Health

The Basilica is the most important temple of Patzcuaro, whose peculiarity is that it is located in the central part of the city, near the headquarters of the civil power, as in most cities planned in the early centuries of the Colony.

House of Eleven Patios

Building 1742, where the mid-eighteenth century Dominican Nuns were established. The set of colonial buildings that comprise it gave rise to its name, where are exhibited and sold a variety of regional handicrafts.

Museum of Popular Arts and Crafts

In the sixteenth century it was home to St. Nicholas, founded by Don Vasco de Quiroga in order to prepare young Spaniards who wanted to order as priests and Indians teach a trade, to read and write. This museum is the first of its kind in Mexico.

Palace Huitziméngari

In the main square this residence that belonged to Prince Antonio de Huitziméngari, son of the last Purépecha ruler or Cazonci and godson of the first Viceroy of New Spain, Don Antonio de Mendoza is located. Although it has sober façade, inside there is a courtyard filled with flowers and surrounded by arches, where indigenous craftsmen exhibit their products.

Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

This large square is surrounded by buildings from the colonial era and is considered one of the most beautiful in America. Its size, the majuestosas houses built around it and the absence of religious buildings make it different from all others.

Temple Sagrario

The works of construction of the Shrine began in 1693 and came to an end exactly two centuries later years during which various decorative elements to date can appreciate added . This building housed the Shrine of Our Lady of Health until 1924.

The House of Culture

This building housed the members who came to the Diocese of Michoacan thanks to the efforts of Vasco de Quiroga who was aware of his reputation in the field of education . The building dates from the seventeenth century, the school is a building with a beautiful courtyard and spacious they provide a sense of tranquility.

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