Pátzcuaro Vacations
EcoMexico, Sustainable Travel in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México
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Pátzcuaro means doorway to heaven in the P´urhépecha (or Tarasca)
indigenous language. It is a town of rustic colonial architecture in the midst of
impressive natural beauty.  Nestled amongst rolling hills, tranquil lakes,
dormant volcanoes and Indian Villages in the Central Highlands, Pátzcuaro is
about 45 minutes from Morelia, and only 3-4 hours from Guadalajara, Mexico
City, Lake Chapala, San Miguel de Allende and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.  Pátzcuaro
is famous for its
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations, rich
artisan crafts and the quaint Isla Janitzio in Lake Pátzcuaro.  
Self-guided walking tour and map of Pátzcuaro
Purepecha Indian Woman in Tzintzuntzan
Don Vasco Quiroga Statue in the Plaza Grande, Patzcuaro
Copper Pots in Santa Clara del Cobre