MORELIA
MORELIA

Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

Northern Mexico

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Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

Monasterios de Morelos

Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

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A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1991.

The former Valladolid, now Morelia, was founded in the 16th century on top of a hill and is an example of urban planning that blends Spanish Renaissance and pre-Columbian knowledge. Its streets adapt perfectly to the slopes in an almost perfect grid.

Its Historic Center comprises 219 blocks, 15 plazas, and around 1,113 monuments. It is a true architectural treasure with 249 historic buildings showcasing Renaissance, Neoclassical, and Baroque influences, embodied in the pink quarry stone that characterizes the region. Through these buildings, with a harmonious unity worth highlighting, you can explore the city's fascinating history.

Another distinctive feature of Morelia is its exterior ornamentation known as "Morelian Baroque," where sculptural and vegetal decorative elements dominate the planes and lines of boards and moldings.

Some of the most-see attractions in Morelia are: the Cathedral, a huge pink quarry colossus 70 meters high, decorated inside with impressive murals. The Aqueduct, one of the most beautiful and impressive in the country with 253 arches. The Government Palace, built in 1770. Clavijero Palace, College of San Nicolás, Aldama Portal, Plaza de Villalonguín, and the Main Plaza, among others.

Morelia was the birthplace of several important figures in the Mexican Independence and has played a significant role in the country's history.

Furthermore, its cuisine deserves special mention, as it is a successful blend of Purepecha and European ingredients and customs.

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Historic Centre of Morelia

THE CITY BLUSHES A DEEP SHADE OF PINK AND IS AN ARCHITECTURAL AND GASTRONOMY HEAVEN

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