Vendors hawk colorful balloons and cotton candy. Strolling musicians sing enthusiastically. Church bells peal loudly. And families ride bikes, stroll, pull children in wagons and roller-blade along the wide street fronting the Cathedral.
It’s Sunday morning in Morelia! And this Mexican city is a riot of cheerful noise and color.
Things to do in Morelia
Unlike other colonial Mexican towns and cities we’ve visited – like San Miguel de Allende – Morelia is quite non-touristy.
But, for tourists and travelers, there are still many things to do in Morelia, particularly in its historic heart. The downtown center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s filled with more than 200 colonial buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.
If you venture into the Sierra Madre mountains outside Morelia between December and March, you can witness the amazing sight of thousands of Monarch butterflies wintering in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.
Have we piqued your interest? Would you like to visit Morelia?
Read more about the top tourist attractions in Morelia
See our story published on TravelAge West’s website on the top tourist attractions in Morelia.