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.

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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.

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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.

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Eat at Lu Cochina

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

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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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