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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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placid square

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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254 reviews 254 reviews
95 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Additional Information about Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

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

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