17 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
This tiny little lakeside town springs to life during the Dia de Muertos and Noche de Muertos festivals. It is packed and the traffic is brutal but the experience is worth the effort and there are far fewer gringo visitors than you might expect.
The great little most magical colonial city where you can find everything that big cities have to offer. It is famous for it is wonderful handcrafts and it is lovely colonial architecture
The Mexican town of Patzcuaro is famous for its Day of the Dead celebration. Families of the deceased go to the cemetery and decorate their loved ones' graves with flowers, candles, 'pan de muerto' (a special sweet bread made only for this celebration), sugar skulls, and favorite foods and drinks of the deceased. They sit by the graves all night, talking, singing, even sleeping, until the next morning. All are welcome at the cemetery--just remember to ask before taking photos....
Visit Lake Patzcuaro, with its placid waters dotted with islands. The city of Patzcuaro is built on a hill with sloping terrain and 16th century atmosphere. See the Vasco de Quiroga square and the house of eleven patios, which was once a convent now holds a labyrinth of small shops where you can watch artisans creating their wares. Then travel around the lake, and visit the ancient capital of the Purepecha in Tzintzuntzan, where ancient circular pyramids called “Yacatas” are built in a manmade hill overlooking Lake Patzcuaro. Visit the Santa Ana monastery that dates back to the 1500’s.