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The Cultural House (Casa de Cultura)

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Address: Morelia, Mexico
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This cultural center is a gathering place for artists and musicians and...

This cultural center is a gathering place for artists and musicians and offers a variety of classes.

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Old Jesuit monastery now cultural center

Centuries old Jesuit monastery transformed into a cultural center. Don't miss the sun dial on the outside wall: it still works!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Centuries old Jesuit monastery transformed into a cultural center. Don't miss the sun dial on the outside wall: it still works!

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Morelia, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is the place where lots of cultural activies are held and where you can take some "culture" classes like dancing, writing, painting, and others. It is a very antique place with a beatiful architecture. Its a nice place, but there's nothing like tourist information for visitors.

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Thank Leo_Arias
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I stumbled across this, and was so glad I did! I have a friend named Carmen, so I meandered over to the Virgen del Carmen church to look around and take photos. At some point I became aware that the former convent, connected to the church, is the Casa de Cultura. To begin with, there were lovely sculptures of Don... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a large and superbly built building with a large courtyard facing a portico and a second floor built in pink rocks. The architecture is beautiful and well preserved. At different times there are many cultural activities, painting shows and a great selection of local folk art.

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Yarmouth, Maine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Travel guides suggested that this would be a good place for a tourist to go to see various artisans and cultural exhibits. It is a lovely building, virtually empty when we arrived, which is used for many types of classes in art and music, but does not have anything to offer a tourist who wanders in.

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Thank foxpawme
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

Many of the artists studios are not open all the time but the gift shop is first rate. This is operated by the local government. Artists who have studios or sales space are juried in so the quality of the work is high.

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McKinleyville, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

Morelia and Michoacan are very important to Mexico. I think everyone that visits Mexico should visit Morelia and learn how much culture Mexicans have developed.

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Cabo San Lucas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Oboy, what can I say? We spent several hours just soaking up the beauty and balance of this stone palace that houses the Casa de Cultura in Morelia. You can feel the energy of the Spanish and indigenous craftsmen who carved this palace from stone. There is a perfection to its proportion and design seldom seen anywhere in the world.... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

After reading previous reviews I felt that some posters confused the Casa de la Cultura with the Casa de las Artesanias (museum and shops) which is next to the San Francisco church. The Casa de la Cultura is about a ten or 15 minute walk from the main plaza and cathedral and you need to enter from almost the backside... More 

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Patzcuaro, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

four galleries...three particularly interesting to me. A very good Surrealist exhibition, but not my cup of tea.

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