...thanks to Vasco de Quiroga... many of the pueblos lining Lake Pátzcuaro are self-sufficient, each with their own particular craft...
Tzurumútaro– Rural setting steeped in tradition; Tupátaro a very important church, that contains fine religious art–including ceiling murals–of the colonial period; Cuanajo–masters of woodworking and embroidery.
Tupátaro; Tiripetío–Famous for its Augustinian monastery from the colonial period; Morelia–Capital of Michoacán, an architectural jewel.
Tzintzuntzan; Quiroga; or Capula–pottery and tile center; Morelia.
Zirahuen; Tingambato– a traditional indigenous pueblo with ancient ruins that include a tomb and a sunken ball field; Uruapan–home of world-famous Parque Nacional.
P’urépecha Plateau–a journey into the heart of P’urépecha tradition, culture, crafts, and much more. Visit Huiramangaro, Pichátaro, Cheran, Paracho, Aranza.