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If you would like to visit Patzcuaro any time from the end of October to the 2nd of November...make your bookings now. Oops...sorry, too late. This place is ground zero for Day of the Dead celebration. Then, the place is crawling with spooks, specters and skeletons...and people. I imagine it would be a great experience, but not one I'd be having on this trip. The place wasn't ...
... It was formerly a convent. It used to hold the best known market of the city. Dating from the second half of the 16th c, the church is dedicated to Saint Mary of Grace.
Next stop was the Jardin Rayon (de la Soteranna). This was another small gem of a garden. All of these park areas are kept in very good condition, a credit to municipal workers.
We walked by the Church of Christ the King. Unfortunately its doors were locked. More hosptiable was the ...
We stopped briefly in the Garden of the Roses, a pretty place with many restaurant options. We continued into the Conservatory, quiet at that time of day. It used to be a monastery.
We entered the chapel of the monastery. It has one of the two altars that were not stripped of their gold to help fight the wars of the 1800's.
A walk through the sweets market followed. The main library was eye opening, if for nothing more than ...
... of the state of Michoacan. The buildings around the main plaza are original to the 1530's. Miguel described Patzcuaro as a market town, the area relying on its surrounding produce. The town's cobblestone streets were made from the Spanish dismantling of the local pyramids.
Before the Spanish arrived, the Purepechan people dominated. The Aztecs were their biggest enemies. Patzcuaro was one of ...
... was finishing, the bride and groom off on what was a heavy duty truck, nice wooden seats placed in the cab thereof.
For a small town, there are lots of churches, seemingly every 3 blocks or so. The town has a nice feel. Sid has warned us of weather vagaries on the island trip tomorrow ie rain gear. It felt like it indeed may want to rain. There was water in the air.
Back to the hotel c 1630 for an hour or so. Downloaded the picks. Not especially happy ...