Introducing Inland Michoacán
Michoacán is a treasure chest that holds the best of Mexico’s gifts like beautiful secrets. Inside are clouds of rugged butterflies that fly thousands of kilometers to cling, cuddle and shag at the incredible Reserva Mariposa Monarca (Monarch Butterfly Reserve). There are Purépecha pueblos strung through the state’s 200km of the impressive 600km-long volcanic mountain range, Cordillera Neovolcánica, home to master craftsmen who create striking masks, pottery and elegant guitars. They also put on the best Day of the Dead celebrations in the country. And there are three great towns – the sweet, dusty colonial town of Pátzcuaro, rich in history and mystical energy; the larger and more Mexican city of Uruapan with the mythic Volcán Paricutín nearby; and spectacular Morelia – with classic, Unesco-certified colonial Spanish architecture, one of Mexico’s finest universities, an abundance of festivals and art installations and a young, pretty population that loves to party.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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