The town is very cute and keeps the characteristics of the towns that sorround Patzcuaro lake. The houses are white and red all along downtown. It has a main plaza where a lot of artisans expose their copper pieces. You can walk 2 blocks from downtown and go to the actual shops and see the artisans working on their pieces. Depending on the day of the week and season, one or more shops are open and you can have a little tour with explanation on how copper is worked and pieces decorated.