Museo de los Cuatro Pueblos Indios
- tel, info: 452 524 34 34
- admission free
- 09:30-13:30 & 15:30-18:00 Tue-Sun
Lonely Planet review for Museo de los Cuatro Pueblos Indios
In the Huatápera, an old colonial courtyard building near the northeast corner of the central plaza, is this three-room museum. Built in the 1530s by Vasco de Quiroga, this relic once housed the first hospital in the Americas. The decorations around the doors and windows were carved by Purépecha artisans in a Mudejar style. The museum showcases regional artesanías, like ceramics from Capula and lacquerware from Quiroga.