Museo Casa Natal de Morelos


Independence leader José María Morelos y Pavón is king in Morelia – after all, the city is named after him. He was born at the site of this one-time casa de salud (health clinic); a bronze statute of Morelos marks the spot where his mother, Juana Pérez Pavón, delivered him on September 30, 1765. Now housing a museum in his honor, the collection of old photos and documents in eight rooms is poignant, but not as comprehensive as the better-curated Museo Casa de Morelos.

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