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Romantic stroll to the enchanted sanctuary

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One of the prettiest spots in Morelia is the centuries-old road that linked the colonial city to a chapel dedicated to Guadalupe, the Calzada de Fray Antonio de San Miguel or Guadalupe Walkway. It was specially designed for walkers: with even stone surfaces and comfortable benches to sit and chat in the shade of leafy ash trees and laurels. The monastery of the Dieguino Franciscans stands at the end of the walkway, on either side of which wealthy families built their weekend homes.

Walk begins at the Las Tarascas Fountain, and continues under the aqueduct. This tree-lined path is a peaceful spot that has been (and still is) popular among courting couples. Groups of boys and girls from nearby schools look coyly each other from the benches. Couples chat under trees or try to find a little more privacy in the nearby Alley of Romance. Love is in the air.

It seems that it is always Spring here, and the Guadalupe Sanctuary is well worth the walk Every inch of this church is covered in flowers, in impossible combinations of colors. The geometric design and profusion of details produced by artist Joaquín Orta Menchaca’s incredible imagination create a magical effect, as if the place was enchanted.

We recommend

  • At the beginning of the walk, you can grab a bite to eat or have a drink at one of the terraces in the peaceful Melchor Ocampo Square near Callejón del Romance and read the romantic poems in this alley.
  • On Guadalupe Day, December 12, the walkway is filled with strollers wending their way through stalls offering snacks, entertainment and activities.

Live it

  • In the morning
  • In the afternoon

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Calz. Fray Antonio de San Miguel. 58000 Morelia, Morelia

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