Plaza Gertrudis Bocanegra (Plaza Chica)
Biblioteca Gertrudis Bocanegra
On the north side of Plaza Chica is one of the coolest libraries of all time, occupying the cavernous interior of the 16th-century San...
Templo El Santuario
Templo El Santuario 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...
Super Pollo Don Emilio
Downing a plate of enchiladas placeras (plaza-style enchiladas) here is probably the quintessential Pátzcuaro dining experience....
Lonely Planet review
Pátzcuaro’s second plaza is named after a local heroine who was shot by firing squad in 1818 for her support of the independence movement. Her statue commands the center of the plaza and she looks like your basic badass.
The local market on the west side of the plaza is where you can find everything from fruit, vegetables and fresh trout to herbal medicines, crafts and clothing – including the region’s distinctive striped shawls and sarapes. There’s outstanding cheap food, too. A tumbledown Mercado de Artesanías operates on the side street adjacent to the library. Wooden masks and pastel crucifixes are among the crafts sold here. The quality varies but prices are low.