The capital of the state of Michoacán, the former city of Valladolid presents its charming colonial architecture, many historic settings, and excellent gastronomy.
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This stunning colonial city, famous for its colonial-era pink limestone buildings with a French influence, is on Purépecha land. During the colonial period it was an important religious center, explaining the abundance of churches and chapels, most notably its cathedral with soaring towers. The city’s perfectly laid out streets beckon you to wander them on foot and discover their old buildings, art galleries, and mansions.
Today, Morelia is a modern city with hotels, golf courses, water parks, malls, and vibrant nightlife. In the surrounding area, you can discover natural settings such as Los Azufres, the perfect spot to take a dip in hot springs and ride horses, and the Magical Towns of Pátzcuaro and Cuitzeo, famous for their lakes and Day of the Dead celebrations.