Welcome to Erongarícuaro
A pretty town 20km northwest from Pátzcuaro, Erongarícuaro (or ‘Eronga’) is one of the oldest settlements on the lake. French poet André Breton (1896−1966), who found Mexico to be 'the most surrealist country in the world,' lived here for a time in the late 1930s, where he met Leon Trotsky and was visited occasionally by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Breton designed the unusual wrought-iron cross in the forecourt of the Templo de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, 50m east of Avenida Morelos. There are gorgeous gardens behind the old Franciscan monastery attached to the church. You may find the gate to them open.