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Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

Address: Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Patzcuaro
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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205 reviews 205 reviews
87 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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California
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1,552 reviews 1,552 reviews
1,020 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
73 helpful votes 73 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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476 reviews 476 reviews
308 attraction reviews
622 helpful votes 622 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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