Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, Patzcuaro: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Plaza Vasco de Quiroga Reviews: 4.5/5

Plaza Vasco de Quiroga
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The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.
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Scott L
Courtenay, Canada196 contributions
The Most Beautiful Square
Feb 2020
This square is amazing, ringed by ancient ash trees containing lights that make it absolutely gorgeous at night, there are over 75 Bose speakers on the ground around the square so it's like walking thru a movie, the sound is beautiful, classical Spanish guitar on Sunday mornings. There are about 50 20 foot concrete benches spread around the square, two fountains, artist selling paintings around one, local markets on some days, conderts on some evenings with duos or trios, activities galore, especially on the weekends. It's surrounded by colonial shops, hotels and restaurants. It's the most beautiful Mexican square we've ever seen. Spent many hours there. Heavenly.
Written March 30, 2020
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riskyone
Austin, TX404 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2020 • Friends
Wonderful plaza. Larger than most with grassy areas and trees. Very clean. The square is charming with great restaurants and shops. Very unique art and clothing. I could spend hours there.
Written February 5, 2020
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susanaquerida
Vancouver, Canada428 contributions
Family oriented plaza
Dec 2019 • Couples
A large plaza with tourist services surrounding it, this Zocalo is very pretty. It was being decorated while we were there just before Christmas. Unfortunately we didn’t see it completed, but it depicted scenes of the Nativity and animals of the Middle East with some artistic license. Elephants? Anyway, day or night this was a pleasant place to pass the time. Take a bike ride from the Michoacán style family bike ride, 2-seaters that can be lengthened to add more people, making a long caterpillar where everyone has to oedal and cheer led by the lead driver.
Written December 12, 2019
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Sooz C
San Diego, CA805 contributions
Filled with Decoorations!
Oct 2019
Being in Mexico is a real treat during the week before Dia de Muertos. Love all the creativity as each town does something different.
Written November 13, 2019
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susieramife
Valle de Bravo, Mexico45 contributions
Patzcuaro is one of the few pueblos mágicos that has two squares. Both are really nice!
Aug 2019
Patzcuaro is just amazing! It's been one of my favorite pueblos mágicos. The food, the people, everything is great!
Written September 8, 2019
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Eduardo G
Irapuato, Mexico155 contributions
Shame remodelation
Feb 2019 • Family
The remodel of the plaza it's a shame! Who has the bright idea to remove the original construction materials! Now it looks like a modern plaza not as the original it's a petty that we're loosing our roots.
Written May 28, 2019
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Craig T
San Rafael, CA1,049 contributions
A nice plaza
Apr 2019 • Couples
When we were here, the plaza was surrounded by tents with artisans selling their wares. So we really didn't get to see the square as it would normally be, but we had a wonderful time shopping at all the stalls.
Written April 29, 2019
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rainycoastguy
Courtenay, Canada10 contributions
The place for characters
Feb 2019 • Solo
Perhaps not somewhere you should be after dark, especially if you are an American, but you will not see so many characterful faces like this close together anywhere else.
Written April 3, 2019
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Appleman2309
Geneva, NY51 contributions
Nice plaza to sit and watch parades, dancing, etc
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is THE place in Patzcuaro to go and to sit to watch parades, dancing, Sunday strolling. There are bars and restaurants to sot at if desired.
Written March 17, 2019
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advseth
Kerrville, TX80 contributions
A great place to relax or have a meal.
Dec 2018 • Couples
There are shops, cafes, hotels and a large park like square. One can sit in in a sidewalk cafe and have a drink or a hot chocolate and people watch or have a fine meal in one of the many hotels. At Christmas time they really decorate the plaza!
Written December 27, 2018
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