Museo de Artes Populares
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...
Templo del Sagrario
The creaky Templo del Sagrario is an interesting old church at Pátzcuaro.
Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Salud
This gorgeous church, built on the hill atop a pre-Hispanic ceremonial site, was intended to be the centerpiece of Vasco de Quiroga’s...
Yeah OK so it's aimed very much at tourists but nevertheless the pretty courtyard and craft-covered walls make for a relaxing setting...
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Museo de Artes Populares information
Highlights of this impressive folk-art museum include a room set up as a typical Michoacán kitchen, cases of gorgeous jewelry, and an entire room filled with retablos – crudely rendered devotional paintings offering thanks to God for saving the owner from illness or accident.
The museum is housed on the site of the former Colegio de San Nicolás, arguably the Americas’ first university, founded by Quiroga in 1540. The building was constructed on pre-Hispanic stone foundations, some of which can be seen behind the museum courtyards.