Casa de los Once Patios
Templo del Sagrario
The creaky Templo del Sagrario is an interesting old church at Pátzcuaro.
Templo de la Compañía
Built in the 16th century, the Templo de la Compañía became a Jesuit training college in the 17th century. The church is still in use...
Vasco de Quiroga Statue
With much coveted seating on the Plaza Grande, this restaurant attracts as many locals as tourists and is unquestionably a pleasant...
Madrigal de las Altas Torres · interesting places nearby
Casa de los Once Patios information
This cool, rambling colonial edifice was built as a Dominican convent in the 1740s. (Before that, the site held one of Mexico’s first hospitals, founded by Vasco de Quiroga.) Today it houses small artesanías (handicrafts) shops, each specializing in a particular regional craft.
Look for copperware from Santa Clara del Cobre and musical instruments from Paracho, as well as lacquerware, hand-painted ceramics and vibrant textiles. Be sure to check out the Baño Barroco , a 16th-century bathing room.