Shopping and transportation in Morelia

The city of Morelia

The city of Morelia @Catedrales e Iglesias/Flick

Buses, taxis and combis represent the forms of public transport in Morelia. Combis are a good way to go on smaller routes in the city. Various destinations are usually indicated on the windscreen of these mini – vans. The ticket for a journey you will pay directly to the driver. The taxis are plentiful and inexpensive, and work on regional rates.

Driving in the city is not exactly an easy occupation, but with patience you will succeed. Drivers use excessive honking to rush others and Centro Histórico has very few parking spaces. A local transport ticket costs 6.00 MXN, the gazoline (1 liter) is 10.00 MXN.

That much about the transportation in Morelia, let’s see some shopping options in Morelia.

Clothes and art products

Casa de Artesanias is located in Plaza San Francisco; this is where local artists exhibit their wares. It is a great shopping place in Morelia. Mercado de Dulces was created about thirty years ago, and exposes for sale cheap sweets and souvenirs. Museo de Dulces, located on Av. Madero between the Cathedral and the Tarascan Fountain definitely worth a visit. Besides the museum, here you will find a coffee shop that offers a wide variety of candy.

Clothing and shoes can be purchased at average prices in Morelia; a pair of Levis 501 (or equivalent) is 500.00 MXN, a summer dress in a store (Zara, H & M, etc..) is 800.00 MXN, a pair of Nike shoes costs 1,200.00 MXN, a pair of leather shoes for men is 1,100.00 MXN.

Street performance in Morelia

Street performance in Morelia @scholz/Flick

Food prices in Morelia

If you eat in the restaurant, a cheap meal can cost about 110.00 MXN, a table for two that includes three dishes, can cost about 400.00 MXN. The cost of indigenous beers (0.5 liters) is 15.00 MXN, while imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) is 40.00 MXN. A cost of a Cappuccino is 35.00 MXN, a Coke / Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) is  7.00 MXN and a flat water (0.33 liter bottle) costs 7.50 MXN.

Traditional food in Morelia

Traditional food in Morelia @Loelle/Flick

If you want to shop in the markets of Morelia, you will find the following prices: 1 liter milk is 12.00 MXN, a fresh white bread (500g) is 20.00 MXN, the eggs (12) cost 12.00 MXN, local cheese (1kg) is 65.00 MXN and a boneless chicken breast (1 kg) is 65.00 MXN. You can buy pples (1 kg) for 35.00 MXN, orange (1 kg) for 11.00 MXN, tomatoes (1 kg) for 25.00 MXN, while a water (1.5 liter bottle) costs 15.00 MXN, a bottle of wine costs 80.00 MXN, a domestic beer (0.5 liter bottle) is 13.50 MXN and an imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) is 37.00 MXN.

The city of Morelia

The city of Morelia @Catedrales e Iglesias/Flick

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