Tips for getting around in Morelia

Cathedral in Morelia

Cathedral in Morelia @jeffk/Flick

Morelia is one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. There is indeed not one of the most visited cities by tourists, but this is why you can visit it without fear that it will be very crowded. Morelia is the capital of the state of Michoacan in Mexico and is a city recorded in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Let’s see some tips for getting around in Morelia. The climate here is between temperate and subtropical with an average humidity.

Most of the precipitation falls during the summer season. The average annual temperature is between 14 and 18°C, with maximum temperatures of 38°C in early summer.

The summer in Morelia is generally hot, therefore it is best to wear comfortable, light colored clothing. Consider that summer is a rainy season, have waterproof clothing with you. In winter bring clothes that you can wear in layers.

Tourist attractions

The city of Morelia has beautiful parks where you can relax and plenty of other attractions. The most interesting museums include the Regional Museum of Michoacán (Calle Ignacio Allende 305, Centro), with a small collection, but interesting pre-Hispanic and colonial elements and functiones in a restored colonial building. Near the aqueduct and Guadalupe Church, lies the El Museo de Arte are Contemporáneo (Ave. Acueducto 18, Bosque Cuauhtemoc), a mouseum that exhibits contemporary art mainly made ​​by Mexican artists.

Morelia has beautiful colonial churches. El Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe definitely worth a visit and is dedicated to the patron saint of Mexico. Closer to the main square, El Templo de las Rosas has an interesting history.

Cathedral in Morelia

Cathedral in Morelia @jeffk/Flick

Visiting Morelia

Morelia has a modern airport on the outskirts. A taxi from the airport will transport you in a half an hour in downtown. The Morelia International Airport has flights to and from other cities in Mexico and the USA. The airport is dealing with both internal and international flights, with connections to Mexico City, Uruapan, Lázaro Cárdenas, Acapulco, Zihuatanejo, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana and several destinations in the United States.

Beautiful old building in Morelia

Beautiful old building in Morelia @Quokant/Flick

Accommodation and food

With a view of the city of Morelia, yet just minutes away from downtown are three hotels, so all are part of the Tesoros Michoacán group: Casa de la Loma, Vila Montana and Villa San Jose Villa. In the historic center you will find the Hotel de la Soledad, a restored mansion. The Virrey De Mendoza Hotel has a view of the Main Square and has unique rooms. Less expensive options in the historic center include Hotel Concordia and Hotel Florida.

The Restaurant-Bar San Miguelito is very popular among locals because of its luxury. Several dining rooms are decorated with lace curtains, cozy fireplaces and other features.

Morelia at night

Morelia at night @Paul and Jill/Flick


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