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“Lovely” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

Plaza Vasco de Quiroga
Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Patzcuaro
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.
Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

One of the nicest central squares I have seen in Mexico. I was there in December and it was tastefully decorated, but not overly decorated for Christmas.

Visited December 2013
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Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
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46 reviews 46 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“The most beautiful plaza in Mexico?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

In the heart of Pátzcuaro, the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga (usually called "La Plaza Grande" by locals and savvy expats) is a green and pleasant rectangle used by residents and visitors alike for strolling and resting, as well as for civic ceremonies and the colorful "Danza de Los Viejitos". It has been called "The most beautiful plaza in Mexico."

No visit to Pátzcuaro is complete without a walk around the Plaza Grande!

Visited October 2013
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Cozumel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Super Lively”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Awesome during the holiday with lots of craft and food vendors. After the holiday it was still a busy place and great for people watching or sitting with a good book.

Visited October 2013
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Many vendors lot's of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We shopped on Saturday and the plaza was bustling with activity. There were many vendors with local pottery and assorted local crafts. We enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of the vendors and shoppers.

Visited October 2013
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Patzcuaro, Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We came twice to Patzcuaro early 2013 and decided to come live here in August. We have seen many Plazas or Zócalos in Mexico, many in pueblos magicos, but the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga in Patzcuaro is very special. It is a great place to come, regardless of what age you are, what time of the day you come or what you come here for. You can come to enjoy a delicious ice cream at the Erendira stand on Portal Hidalgo, visit the many stores that offer the artesanias from Michoacán or shop the clothing and shoe stores, listen to the local musicians, or sit on a bench eating a churro or a corunda which is the Michoacán corn (maiz) specialty. The Plaza was a very magic place on September 15 and also on September 28 for the 479 Aniversario of Patzcuaro. We love it here.

Visited October 2013
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