Morelia Travel Guide
Visit Morelia, capital of the state of Michoacan, a city that is home to the second most important historic center of the country and surrounded by gorgeous colonial constructions and picturesque streets that evoke the viceroyalty era. The stunning architectural beauty has made the city a valuable "World Cultural Heritage" site.
Morelia is located in a hilly region at the southeast of the Guayangareo Valley, surrounded by tranquil rivers and valleys. It truly is a wonderful city for discovering colonial Mexico and the warmth of Morelias' people. The city of Morelia has a wide variety of places to explore. Besides its elegant baroque historic center, there are archeological sites, water parks, chapels and an interesting little town known as Patzcuaro. The island of Janitzio is also great for a day trip and famous for the most delicious white fish you have ever tasted.
But the main reason that will make you return again to Morelia is the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, a unique spectacle in the Oyamel forests that occurs each year at the end of October. Almost 20 million butterflies fly together looking for warmer latitudes... it is simply an amazing experience you shouldn't miss.
This gorgeous tourist destination preserves spectacular colonial architecture and a unique atmosphere, where time seems to pass slowly, also offers its visitors tasty cuisine that still preserves ancestral recipes, such as the "uchepos" or the "corundas" (little tamales deliciously prepared).