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Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

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Address: Patzcuaro, Mexico
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The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.

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Large square with a central garden and shops and restaurants

This is a nice very large square defined on the four sides by small buildings with the white and red painting typical of Patzcuaro. It lacks imposing palaces and churches but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cleveland, Oh
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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice very large square defined on the four sides by small buildings with the white and red painting typical of Patzcuaro. It lacks imposing palaces and churches but it is nevertheless interesting, with good restaurants and some less touristic shops.

Thank marcopolo111
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806 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting plaza ... very nice decorations during the Day of the Dead Celebration! Nice to stroll around with lots of cool trees ... a nice open space.

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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited when the plaza was packed with artisans, but still found it to be a beautiful place. Restaurants and hotels surround the plaza.

Thank Bonnie G
Lake Crystal, Minnesota
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there on a Saturday evening and there was a movie screen set up, with families watching an animated children's movie. Ice cream vendors, musicians, people of all ages wandering about, not unlike the plazas in many Mexican cities on a Friday or Saturday, with lots of activity surrounded by narrow streets with lots of traffic.

Thank Ron S
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Went in to the town centre on the Friday evening and it was alive with people and music. Shopped in some of the stores around the plaza and enjoyed a drink at a rather unique bar/restaurant. A very enjoyable evening and the taxi ride from the Best Western was very reasonable. Much better to take the cab than try to... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The main spot for souvenirs, restaurants and entertainment. Experience the traditional food from the stands such as "tamales and stole" and the bread.

Thank WeberM
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our best place to relax!! Plaza GRANDE!!! A lot of young and old people!! Dogs and musicians!!!People not in a hurry!! Kids playing on the grass,Elderly watching youngsters, pretty girls and boys!! At the evening a lot of music in the different corners!!! Great place!!!

Thank valnik2014
staten island, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is the municipal plaza, surrounded by restaurants and shops, and housing official offices. Perfect place to sit with some ice cream or a snack and plan your next bit of shopping. Beautiful all year round.

Thank sra_canu
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beautiful square in the heart of Patzcuaro. The square contains a statue of Don Vasco Quiroga and is surrounded by hotels and restaurants.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were here on Sunday and the place was alive with families and couples and people of all ages, enjoying the charming plaza and all that it has to offer. We got a delicious ice cream from a historical street vendor, and sat and watched an amazing performance of traditional local dance. So many other things going on. Make time... More 

Thank Lucy P

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