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Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Patzcuaro
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.
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Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were fortunate to be here on the weekend and there was a lot to see and do on the Plaza. The dance of the "Old Man" was every hour and there were other bands playing, children enjoying themselves and people strolling and enjoying themselves.

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Morelia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Plaza Don Vasco, now dedicated to the first Bishop in Michoacan, is different to others in Mexico, due to the fact that has no church around it. This town was populated before the Spanish people came to central Mexico and, they later built homes around the main square. It was renovated a few years ago and is still one... More

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Modesto, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place is full of history and culture. You will come to this place and not leave empty handed. Pleasureable shopping experience.

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wagga
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137 reviews 137 reviews
34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

well used by the locals, so great for people watching, music is piped throughout the park, but is not too loud or unpleasant. the portals surrounding the square are lovely, and the coffee from the stands is fantastic, much better than surrounding coffee shops, icecream stands are good too and good value

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's a wonderful location for a leisurely stroll any time of the day. People watching at its best! Lots of wonderful shops and restaurants all around it, including the amazing ice-cream stands!

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Patzcuaro
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Plaza Don Vasco de Quiroga might be the most beautiful plaza ever. IT was renovated in recent years and is even more lovely than before. It is one of the few if not the only plaza that does NOT have a church. The Colonial buildings around the Plaza date from the 1400's to the 18th century. It is still enjoyed... More

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Minnesota
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457 reviews 457 reviews
301 attraction reviews
604 helpful votes 604 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Plaza Grande might be called the center of Patzcuaro, at least the part of the city away from the lake. It has a statue of the famous Bishop Quiroga who was instrumental in the early years of the city and who helped the neighboring indigenous people find pride and economic success. The plaza is called Grande to differentiate it from... More

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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great sidewalk chalk art show. and music. great food and crafts. some really lovely shops as well. just two blocks from Posada Yolihuani

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South Salem, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The space is gracious and ample allowing an easy flow of people, pets as they find their way across town. The carefully spaced in ground speakers filled the plaza with a low key but polished musical air fit for any international city.

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Bellerose, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

the colored corn in the vasco de quiroga plaza of patzcuaro, michoacan it was raining all day and water was flowing in the streets i stopped by a restaurant where people were gathering from around where rich and poor alike huddled together from the cold rain i passed by an elegant woman eating a colored corn it looked appetizing as... More

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