Attractions

Top Choice Park in Uruapan

Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio

This incomparable urban park is just 15 minutes west of the main plaza, but it’s another world. Tropical and subtropical foliage is thick and aflutter with birds and butterflies. The Río Cupatitzio bubbles over boul…
Ruins in Uruapan

Tingambato Archaeological Site

Stroll through luscious avocado groves to the beautiful ruins of this ceremonial site called Tinganio in Purépecha, which predates the Tarascan empire and thrived from about AD 450 to 900. Rarely visited and beautif…
Waterfall in Uruapan

Cascada de Tzaráracua

Some 12km south of central Uruapan, the wild Río Cupatitzio makes its last act count. It pumps hard over the vine-covered, 30m-high red-rock cliffs and crashes into a misty pool forming Tzaráracua waterfall. A meand…
Factory in Uruapan

Fábrica San Pedro

This old textile factory from the 19th century is essentially a living museum. Hand-loomed and hand-dyed bedspreads, tablecloths and curtains are still made here from pure cotton and wool, and are available for sale…
Museum in Uruapan

Museo Indígena Huatápera

Embedded in the Huatápera, an old colonial courtyard building on the northeast corner of the main plaza, this small museum showcases handsome artesanías (handicrafts) from Michoacán's four main indigenous groups: Pu…