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Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

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Address: Patzcuaro 61600, Mexico

The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.

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A lot to take in.

This plaza initially looks like many others in many other Mexican towns, BUT, in fact, there is a lot to see and take in. The square itself is lovely, busy and seems to defy or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
North Vancouver, Canada
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North Vancouver, Canada
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This plaza initially looks like many others in many other Mexican towns, BUT, in fact, there is a lot to see and take in. The square itself is lovely, busy and seems to defy or go against traditional settings. What one thinks is the church is in fact a library. Kitty corner to it is an old old hotel....neat old... More 

Thank pennymasae
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you are here, you are in downtown and you can go to the surrounding by walking. If you can try to walk around early in the morning before the city movement starts and you will pick the sense of history and it's like being there a hundred years ago. Near the plaza you will find a lot of eating... More 

Thank Violeta M
Patzcuaro, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Patzcuaro's "Plaza Grande", as it is called locally, is arguably the prettiest plaza in Mexico. Stately old trees, spacious open areas and colonial buildings surrounding it, make Plaza Vasco De Quiroga a " must see" in Mexico! The Christmas display this year involves the entire plaza, and is a unique demonstration of the craftsmanship of the artisans of Michoacan. Very... More 

Thank Tom C
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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

Thank sergiorms
South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 

Thank minerva b
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 9 November 2016

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 8 November 2016 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 3 November 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 1 November 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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