Biblioteca Gertrudis Bocanegra
Mercado de Artesanías
This tumbledown craft market operates on a side street adjacent to the library off Plaza Chica.
Plaza Gertrudis Bocanegra
Pátzcuaro’s second plaza is named after a local heroine who was shot by firing squad in 1818 for her support of the independence...
The local market on the west side of the plaza is where you can find everything from fruit, vegetables and fresh trout to herbal...
Super Pollo Don Emilio
Downing a plate of enchiladas placeras (plaza-style enchiladas) here is probably the quintessential Pátzcuaro dining experience....
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Biblioteca Gertrudis Bocanegra information
On the north side of Plaza Gertrudis Bocanegra is the town library. Occupying the cavernous interior of the 16th-century San Agustín church, this is the kind of library other libraries dream of imitating. There are oyster-shell skylights and a massive, colorful Juan O’Gorman mural on the rear wall that depicts the history of Michoacán from pre-Hispanic times to the 1910 revolution.
On the west side of the library, the Teatro Emperador Caltzontzin was a convent until it was converted into a theater in 1936; it functions today as an art-house cinema.