Morelia Stories and Tips


Church, North Side Photo, Morelia, Mexico

Morelia is an important colonial city and the birthplace of Mexico’s independence from Spain. In the historic district you will see buildings that are similar to 16th-century Spanish architecture. This area is very clean and a wonderful area to explore and shop. There are many stores and several marketplaces, including the candy market, where you can purchase cultural crafts, food, and souvenirs at reasonable prices.
Take the time to tour the historic buildings and the churches. On Saturday nights, the largest church has the lighting of the cathedral and its surrounding buildings. It is accompanied by dramatic music and is a sight worth experiencing. The main street is closed and quickly becomes crowded with many spectators to watch the event.
The people are friendly and it is well patrolled by police. I always felt safe and at ease while walking around the city, both day and night.

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