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Very green and cool. Pleasant

The plaza is extra large, and lined with huge trees which gives it lots of shade. The plaza is very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PCinMexico
,
Patzcuaro, Mexico
Beautiful town square in deepest Mexico

There are fantastic artisanal shops surrounding this wonderful deeply authentic Mexican town... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
paulsankey
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Brooklyn, New York
via mobile
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The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (16 reviews)
“old trees” (5 reviews)
“people watch” (4 reviews)
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Centro, Patzcuaro 61600, Mexico
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"ice cream"
in 16 reviews
"old trees"
in 5 reviews
"people watch"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 3 reviews
"magical place"
in 3 reviews
"elote"
in 3 reviews
"carnitas"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"in town"
in 4 reviews
"large town"
in 2 reviews
"huge trees"
in 2 reviews
"nice lighting"
in 2 reviews
"central mexico"
in 3 reviews
"main square"
in 3 reviews
"street vendors"
in 3 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 4 reviews
"local vendors"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The plaza is extra large, and lined with huge trees which gives it lots of shade. The plaza is very open and green if you like that. It is the center of town so nearly always busy with people. Quite interesting.

Thank PCinMexico
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

There are fantastic artisanal shops surrounding this wonderful deeply authentic Mexican town square. The quality of work was NOT reflected in the prices - it was a fantastic shopping experience - to haggle over price would have been greedy.

Thank paulsankey
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

This town is easy to enjoy. It’s a market town with a heart. Just a couple main streets full of good shops, a continuous street market, and a clean,colorful plaza with a super good restaurant. Carnitas vendors line the street in front of the plaza,...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This is the center of downtown Patzcuaro and the home of the iconic fountain with a statue of a very important character in the history of Michoacan, Vasco de Quiroga. He was a man who came from Spain around 1530’s and helped organizing the towns...More

Thank Lilirogz
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Like all Mexican towns Patzcuaro has a central plaza. This one is quite large considering the size of the town. It is also very clean and well maintained with lots of trees to provide for a cool place to rest on a hot day.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Loved hanging around this square and people watching eating and loving live as the many people do on a regular day.

Thank geoffs088
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Plaza Vasco de Quiroga ("Plaza Grande" to the locals) is marvelous! The tall shade trees are incredible, as are the centuries old buildings containing the city hall, shops and restaurants that surround the plaza. You can spend several hours just savoring the sights. Any visit...More

Thank Paul V
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

They are in the process of upgrading the streets around the plaza. Will look amazing when done. Beautiful square stones and nice curbs add to the effecr.

Thank lydboss749
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This tranquil main square was inviting - clean and shady - after a morning of sightseeing, but the best was the ice cream sold from carts under porticos across the street. My elote (corn) was the best! Stroll around the stores on the periphery to...More

Thank kehoedds
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Great location with tons of historical buildings and fun stores and street vendors. This area has so much history and beautiful statues and fountains. It's a good opportunity to sight see and buy tons of artisan souvenirs to bring home. I bought a bunch of...More

Thank Stacy A
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