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Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

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Address: Patzcuaro, Mexico
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.

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Colonial town square

Colonial town square surrounded by good restaurants and cafes. Walkable town with low costs in the summer "off" season.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Colonial town square surrounded by good restaurants and cafes. Walkable town with low costs in the summer "off" season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is the quieter square lined with gift shops and restaurants. In the early evening people are sitting in cafes, eating ice cream, relaxing.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This Plaza Grande is the heart of Patzcuaro. During the 3 days we were there, there was a little parade on the eve of St. Joseph's Day and another on the first day of Spring (school children dressed as flowers, insects, animals). The four sides are lined with shops, restaurants and ice cream stands. Families bring children to play while... More 

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tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There is always something going on in the plaza. Dancing, music, performances, food vendors and more. I love spending time on "Plaza Grande."

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Santiago, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Mexican state of Michoacán has gotten a lot of bad press. We recently spent 4 days driving in Michoacán. We spent a little time in Patzcuaro, Angangueo, and Morelia and loved every minute of it. The people were wonderful, friendly and always helpful. At no time did we feel at all threatened. We were careful to give ourselves lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Lots of families and young couples. People bring their dogs out for walks and to play with the kids.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Few people know it but it is one of the largest plazas in the country. It is surrounded by restaurants, homes and souvenir shops. The secret is to go to the ice cream vendors and order an "Helado de Pasta" which is produced freshly from milf every single morning and it is a delicacy that I haven't found anywhere else.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

This very leafy, green plaza did not seem like Mexico to me. It had no church or cathedral, and there were just so many trees! Very pretty, however, surrounded by mansions converted for more tourist-oriented ventures.

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Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico
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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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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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Address: Patzcuaro, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Michoacan  >  Patzcuaro

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