7 Must-Do Activities in Morelia, Mexico 

The capital of Michoacan state, Morelia has a population of about 600,000 in the city proper.

The downtown center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, brimming with more than 200 colonial buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

In a world where so many popular tourist destinations are crowded (hello Venice!), we especially love that Morelia isn’t over-run with tourists.

Admire the Morelia Cathedral

Built between 1660 and 1744, the Baroque-style Morelia Cathedral is stunning. Made from pink stone, it sprouts twin pink spires that soar 200 feet into the sky.



Walk to the Morelia Aqueduct

Built in the late 18th century, the Roman-style aqueduct was used to supply water for the colonial town’s fountains and convents. An icon in the city, the aqueduct’s 253 arches stretch.


Morelia candy market

The city’s high altitude and subtropical weather is ideal for growing the mangoes, coconuts, sugar cane and other ingredients used to make the sweet treats.


Eat at Lu Cochina

Lu Cochina is one of the best restaurants in Morelia. Lu serves creative regional specialties from Michoacan state.


See the Centro Cultural Clavijero

Housed in what was a Jesuit monastery and college, the Centro Cultural Clavijero is a cultural center and art museum showcasing contemporary art and photography.

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