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Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

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Address: Patzcuaro, Mexico

The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.

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A great plaza!

I visited this place a few years ago, and I was there last september. The place is great! This plaza is one of the three plazas in the city that are a walking distance from each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Raul E Irma P
Spring, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place a few years ago, and I was there last september. The place is great! This plaza is one of the three plazas in the city that are a walking distance from each other. Here at Plaza Vasco de Quiroga I enjoyed seeing local artists selling their paintings and I also liked seeing the ancient folcklore dance... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Patzcuaro is really a magic place, it is really more a rural and typical mexican center. Live is calm and food is really good. Highly recommendable for a relaxing weekend.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Quiroga is known throughout Mexico for its Carnitas, Estilo Michoacan. There is no corner you turn without encountering food and locally produced sweets and candy. The main road through the town will lead you to the main plaza where you will see a street lined up with Carnitas carts, leathe goods, candy shops, chocolate shops, coffee shops and LIME ICE... More 

Thank Ayden L
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I live in San Miguel and our Jardin is very nice but I love the huge old trees, the open areas and the fountain here in the main Patzcuaro plaza.

Thank PSG104
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The old trees, the white buildings around it, it is a wonderful square in a wonderful town. Don't miss it when in Michoacan.

Thank QuintenJ
San Francisco Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This is a remarkably beautiful plaza, popular with locals and travellers alike. Its the center of action in town. On Easter week it is surrounded by canopies and crammed with vendors selling various forms of locally crafted art and souvenirs to locals and travellers alike. Many cafes, some stores.

Thank penwatchman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Vasco de Quiroga square is located in the downtown of Patzcuaro and it's definitely a place to meet if you are near this region, if you visit during the weekend you'll probably be able to find musicians playing live music, seeing local dancers and artisans exhibitions. Right in front of the plaza there are some portals where you can try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is were the action is patzcuaro wonderful plaza very historical lots of café And restaurant . The site of many events during the year

Thank lavi48
Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Absolutely overwhelming amount of artisans' work available here on Palm Sunday. It was full of marquees so hard to get the idea of the park itself, but I sat in the square in the middle of the marquees to eat my lunch and it was very pleasant with fountains and families.

Thank Serendipitous02
Los Cabos, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful town full of history Catholic Church, beautiful plazas and gardens, the handmade "Nieves" (ice cream) are delicious, the La Casa de los Once Patios" and the Muelle San Pedrito are the best places for shopping, excellent restaurants are located around the Plaza de Quiroga

Thank Heredia O

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