Hotel Casa Encantada
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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 ...
... I saw my first sign, Roddy, about the WHS status of the central historical district. UNESCO's presence is underwhelming on that front.
Back into the cathedral for another look. A good number of people were engaged in private prayer and thoughts. The episcopal seat was transferred to Valladolid, present day Morelia, in 1580. Construction on the cathedral began in 1660. Sat for awhile listening to the organist.
Down somewhat south to the San ...
The usual tossing and turning, finally getting up at 0720. Off at roughly 0800 with Jim for another meander. The Templo San Juan de Dios has Christmas decorations in it.
Waiting for brekkie, the dog was playful at the feet of Ms Personality who sneered 'I don't do dogs'. Delayed brekkie but pretty much on par with yesterday's effort. I left the money for the four brekkies/tips over the last two days 220 MP. Found it funny Lou was seeking Sid's advise re ...
... 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 ...
... Jim's cringe level. They are from Oregon. The word grim suddenly comes to mind.
Those that went last night to the Cafe El Popular Restaurante enjoyed it; whew! They dined in the bakery section.
Off in a van for a 20M ride to a bus terminal. Asked Sid if he was carrying a bazooka in a long cylindrical case. He said yes, that he was Mexican Taliban. With his scruffy beard, the thought quickly passed my mind! He's guided for G for the last six years.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility