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Pátzcuaro

November 7, 2017  —  Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico

When arriving in Pátzcuaro, one has the immediate impression that something is different in this town. Indeed, it has not been founded by the Spanish Conquistadors, but by the ancient Tarascan Empire in 1320. The difference is that the population is a lot more indigenous than other towns I visited up until now.

The town has fairly nice colonial architecture, but what I liked the most were the many markets.

Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Templo del Sagrario
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Basilique Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Our Lady of Health).
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Gertrudis Bocanegra Library.
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Gertrudis Bocanegra Library.
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The markets

Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Near the basilica, one can purchase miracle-cure products and religious items such as statues and candles.
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Natural products for your health.
Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
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Lake Pátzcuaro

Near the city, Lake Pátzcuaro is home to many inhabited islands. The most photogenic is Isla Janitzio.

Lake Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Isla Janitzio.
Lake Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Lake Pátzcuaro - Michoacán - Mexico
Isla Janitzio.
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Tzintzuntzan Ruins

Tzintzuntzan - Michoacán - Mexico

The archeological site of Tzintzuntzan is the first ruins I have visited in Mexico. It is not the most impressive site, but it is a good introduction to the pre-Hispanic world.

Tzintzuntzan Ruins - Michoacán - Mexico
Tzintzuntzan - Michoacán - Mexico
The characteristic of this site is the five round structures, a rare design in the region. Theses structures could have been temples known as yácatas.