Welcome to Pátzcuaro
History whispers from the cobwebbed louvers that overlook the lively but hassle-free streets fanning out from the city’s attractively landscaped Plaza Vasco de Quiroga (or Plaza Grande) and Plaza Gertudis Bocanegra (AKA Plaza Chica). Adding to the atmosphere, Pátzcuaro hosts one of the most dramatic Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. It’s also handily placed for exploring Lago de Pátzcuaro, just 3km to the north, and the craft-making Purépecha villages that cluster around its shoreline.
Make advance reservations during holidays and bring warm clothes from November to February – you’re at altitude here and it gets chilly.