Turismo Michoacan Travel Guide

MICHOACAN Travel Guide

GET TO KNOW THE STATE OF MICHOACAN MEXICO

MichoacĂĄn, formally MichoacĂĄn de Ocampo, officially Estado Libre y Soberano de MichoacĂĄn de Ocampo, is one of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico.

The state is divided into 113 municipalities and its capital city is Morelia. The city was named after José María Morelos, a native of the city and one of the main heroes of the Mexican War of Independence.

MichoacĂĄn is located in Western Mexico, and has a stretch of coastline on the Pacific Ocean to the southwest

Escudo Estado de Michoacan Mexico

It is bordered by the states of Colima and Jalisco to the west and northwest, Guanajuato to the north, Querétaro to the northeast, the State of México to the east, and Guerrero to the southeast.

The name MichoacĂĄn is from Nahuatl: Michhuahcān from michhuah and -cān and means “place of the fishermen” referring to those who fish on Lake PĂĄtzcuaro.

In pre-Hispanic times, the area was the home of the Purépecha Empire, which rivaled the Aztec Empire at the time of Spanish encounter.

After the Spanish conquest, the empire became a separate province which became smaller over the colonial period. The state and its residents played a major role in the Mexican War of Independence.

WHERE TO GO IN MICHOACAN

MAIN CITIES

Morelia is the capital of the central Mexican state of MichoacĂĄn.

The colonial city center’s narrow streets are lined with well-preserved 17th- and 18th-century buildings built from the region’s characteristic pink stone. One such building is the imposing, baroque-style Morelia Cathedral.

Its elegant, soaring twin towers preside over the city’s main square, Plaza de Armas.

MAGIC TOWNS IN MICHOACAN

OTHER DESTINATIONS IN MICHOACAN

MUST LIVE EXPERIENCES IN MICHOACAN

Lago De Camecuaro Michoacan

LAGO DE CAMÉCUARO

Mineral de Angangueo Mariposa Monarca Michoacan

MARIPOSAS MONARCAS

Parque Nacional Barranca Del Cupatitzio

BARRANCA DEL CUPATITZIO

WHAT TO DO IN MICHOACAN:

BOTON ARTE CULTURA E HISTORIA
BOTON SPORT SHOWS
BOTON FUN AND SHOPPING
BOTON AEXPLORING AND ADVENTURE

WHERE IS LOCATED MICHOACAN:

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MichoacĂĄn is a state located in the Mexican BajĂ­o with coast to the Mexican Pacific.

Its cultural and social wealth lies in the Purépecha culture with more than half a century of history.

The gastronomy of this state was the base paradigm of the declaration of Mexican Gastronomy as Intangible Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO).

Today its tourist offer is divided into 7 regions, among which 8 Magical Towns, 6 World Heritage Sites and more than 200 km of coastline stand out.