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Address: Patzcuaro 61600, Mexico

The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.

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Central point.

Large plaza with lots of activities, lots of shade, many restaurants in the area, easy acces to many points of interest.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large plaza with lots of activities, lots of shade, many restaurants in the area, easy acces to many points of interest.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit on any of the colonial benches shaded by ancient trees, and watch the world go around. What a lively place to people watch, eat some delicious 'atole de grano' 'corn on the cob' or ice cream which has been hand made by generations. Purepecha Indians come to perform some of their traditional dances, there are balloons, children's toys, families,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dia de los Muertos aka Day of the Dead is a huge event in the State of Michoacan and Patzcuaro in particular. Patzcuaro has been hit hard by all the negative publicity generated by the cartels. But for this particular function, the city is absolutely jammed to overflowing and functions are going on all over the place. Plaza Vasco de... More 

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of local stores and cafes surround the main square. Parking is very challenging, look for a private parking area on your way in and avoid the headaches. For Noche de los Muertos, the plaza wa filled with craft vendors from around the country. Everything from candles to clothing, Katrinas and coffee. Happy Travels.

Thank Tracy H
Las Vegas, Nv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Convent to hotel and offered a great assortment of local merchandise. We found quality at very affordable prices.

Thank MrB1LL
Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Big plaza with all sorts of artesanias, typical clothes and wood furniture. Everything at a very good price. Attractions as live music and restaurants make it a must-see point at Patzcuaro.

Thank Ricardo N
Saltillo, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Great place to hangout in the afternoons. The Surtidora Restaurant is located there as well as many others. During the weekends many local artists exhibit their paintings at very reasonable prices. Also a great place for people watching.

Thank beatrizcordov47
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

My family and ancestors are from this region so I have a great deal of appreciation for this place. It's so beautiful and full of history. The crafts and things people sell in the plaza are so cool. Also food there is amazing! Try the "elote" it's corn and it's the best snack.

Thank Stacy A
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Patzcuaro city is small but it has as it's main plaza (it has two) the plaza is the heart of this small city. restaurants, shops and museums are either on the plaza or a few steps from it. Few people know it but it's the second largest plaza in the country.

Thank Patricio B
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Surrounded by colonial building where you can eat and sleep, this is the main plaza of the city. Look for traditional dancers who perform on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Thank peripatetic845

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