Patzcuaro Tour

Pátzcuaro is a large town and municipality located in the state of Michoacán. The town was founded sometime in the 1320s, at first becoming the capital of the Tarascan state and later its ceremonial center. After the Spanish took over, Vasco de Quiroga worked to make Pátzcuaro the capital of the New Spain province of Michoacán, but after his death, the capital would be moved to nearby Valladolid (today Morelia). Pátzcuaro has retained its colonial and indigenous character since then,[1] and it has been named one of the 111 “Pueblo Mágico” by the government of Mexico [2]. Pátzcuaro, and the lake region it belongs to, is well known as a site for Day of the Dead celebrations.[3]

There are several possibilities as to the meaning of “Pátzcuaro.” The first is from “phascuaro” which means place dyed in black, or from patatzecuaro, which means place of foundations, another is from petatzimícuaro meaning place of bullrushes, and still others state that it means happy place or seat of temples. Pátzcuaro received its coat of arms in 1553 from Charles V of Spain.

Join us for this overnight tour to Patcuaro


Day number 1
Leave San Miguel at 8:00 am and on the way to Pátzcuaro we will visit the town of Quiroga, where we will see lots of Wood carvings, strings instruments, Green pottery and a church from the 17th century, home of the carnitas. Then on to Tzintzuntzan where we will see all kinds of christmas ornaments, table mats, hats , baskets and many more things made out of grass and a special bamboo that they use there, as well as widow fine pottery. !st monestary of the american continent and first catholic service..  After that we will go and visit the archeologic site where the Chichimecas built round pyramids (yacatas). Finally go to rest in Pátzcuaro.
The hotels that I recommend you to stay are
Yuirira – 1st monestary in GTO build by augistinos
Day 2
We will  leave Pátzcuaro at 10:00 am on to Santa Clara del Cobre where you will see copperworking shops as well as the store with the magnificent work that they do in that charming Little town. After shopping we will drive the back way to admire the most beatifull lake in the state of Michoacan, Lake Zirahuen where we will stop for luch and try some of the tipical food of the área. Back to Pátzcuaro for the rest of the day and walk aroud the main plaza and Casa de los 11 patios,
Day 3
Leave Pátzcuaro at 9:30 and on the way back to San Miguel we will stop in Morelia and see the cultural house, the main church, the government palace and after lunch we will head back to San Miguel.

Min 2

$100 per day

Does not include hotel

refresh, tour guide, driver expenses

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