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Morelia Sights and Landmarks Guide, Mexico



Morelia, Mexico is becoming a great draw for people in Mexico City, who want to experience the true Mexican culture.  It is considered a great place for a getaway weekend to the country, even though the city’s population is over 700,000.  Morelia is a city rich in history and it shows through its wonderful works of architecture. 

 In the center of this city, sit a grand pink sandstone cathedral, Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.  A beautiful church, it is dedicated the patron saint of Mexico.  Also of interest for history buffs, is Museo Regional Michoacana, a small museum with some colonial and pre-Hispanic artifacts. One thing not to miss in Morelia is the candy market.  Called el Mercado de Dulces, this is located just a few blocks away from the center square.  It has a great array of local candies to choose from, as well as some interesting small trinkets for souvenirs. 

 For the golf lover, Tres Marias Golf Course is located only thirty minutes from Morelia.  This impressive course was designed by the famed golfer, Jack Nicklaus.  The Cantalagua Country Club also has a nice 18-hole course. 

Animal lovers can visit the Benito Juarez Zoo Park.  This is considered Mexico’s most important zoological park, due to the many different species that call it home.  It also has the largest collections of birds in Latin America.   

Also of interest should be the Planetario Felipe Rivera, the city’s planetarium.  Shows are given every two hours, and you can sit and watch the night stars and planets appear before your eyes.  Admission is very reasonable and it is a favorite with children. Spend a weekend browsing Morelia.  It will give you a great chance to really see some of Mexico’s culture and to get away to a slower pace than some of the larger cities in the area.  

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