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Cuitzeo del Porvenir

At the shore of the lake, a town that was a mission and today is magic

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The Purepechans settled in the shore of Cuitzeo river. The Augustines arrived and they built an extraordinary convent to evangelize the region. Cuitzeo grew and, nowadays, this calm Magic Town hides a festive heart from neighborhood to neighborhood.

The roadway to Cuitzeo from Morelia may be one of the most beautiful of Michoacan. Built over the lake, the roadway seems to fly over the water. In the shore, some fishers work underneath the careful look of herons. The surface of the lake glitters and reflects the nearby hills. In the morning, the picture is unbelievable.

The Cuitzeo lake, the second largest of Mexico, has been for centuries the resource for thousands of people that live nearby. Its importance is reinforced by the ceremonial Purepechan centers found in the region. One of those, Tres Cerritos, is side by side with the Magic Town Cuitzeo, a reminder of the symbolic and cultural relevance of the place.

In 1549, the Agustines chose Cuitzeo to be the location of the convent, the center of all the evangelization of the region. The majestic compound of Saint Maria Magdalen is home nowadays of the Estampa Museum. The murals of the Indian chapel, the cloister and the magnificent capitulate hall show the relevance of Cuitzeo in the evangelization of Michoacan. An unforgettable visit.

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Monuments

Las Tarascas Fountain

Morelia

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Las Tarascas Fountain

Las Tarascas Fountain

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Churches and cemeteries

Morelia Cathedral

Morelia

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Morelia Cathedral

Morelia Cathedral

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