Plaza Vasco de Quiroga
Plaza Vasco de Quiroga
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The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.
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Ian K
Edmonton, Canada878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a really nice square, there are several great restaurants and nice shops around the perimeter and lots of seating to relax and enjoy people watching or simply relaxing.
Written 20 August 2022
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FoodBruja
Lincoln, NE103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
One of the loveliest Plazas I've seen in Mexico, with its tall trees and green lawns. It all happens here-- seasonal fiestas, craft fairs, student marching bands practicing at 7:00 am, Los Viejitos performing their traditional dances, families enjoying their weekend, people-watching, almost everything in town!
Written 22 February 2022
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Sue H
Denver, CO1,495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We visited Patzcuaro as a day trip from Morelia. Getting here using public transportation was very easy. We took an Uber to a bus stop called Xangari (much better than going to the central bus station because you don’t have to backtrack). From Xangari we caught a second class bus (which is perfectly fine for the short 45 minute ride to Patzcuaro). We rode the bus all the way to the Patzcuaro bus station and walked a little less than a mile to the city center.

We visited on a Sunday and the square was impossibly festive and cute without being overrun. Vendors were selling nieves (delicious ice cream) on the square, children were playing in the grass, couples were walking hand in hand, Unchained Melody was playing, and traditional Purepecha dancers put on a street show called “Danza de los Viejitos” (Dance of the Old Men.)

I wasn’t sure if Patzcuaro would be worth the effort and uncertainty of getting there but is most definitely was. So far it’s been my favorite day out of 6 weeks in Mexico. There are incredibly old churches, beautiful artisan crafts for sale, and a Norman Rockwell feel to the place on Sunday.
Written 13 February 2022
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Ugo C
Reykjavik, Iceland757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This public square is where the action is at. Lots of restaurants, bars, attractions and historic buildings all around. This is a must on Patzcuaro
Written 17 November 2021
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Scott L
Courtenay, Canada196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This square is amazing, ringed by ancient ash trees containing lights that make it absolutely gorgeous at night, there are over 75 Bose speakers on the ground around the square so it's like walking thru a movie, the sound is beautiful, classical Spanish guitar on Sunday mornings. There are about 50 20 foot concrete benches spread around the square, two fountains, artist selling paintings around one, local markets on some days, conderts on some evenings with duos or trios, activities galore, especially on the weekends. It's surrounded by colonial shops, hotels and restaurants. It's the most beautiful Mexican square we've ever seen. Spent many hours there. Heavenly.
Written 30 March 2020
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riskyone
Austin, TX404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Wonderful plaza. Larger than most with grassy areas and trees. Very clean. The square is charming with great restaurants and shops. Very unique art and clothing. I could spend hours there.
Written 5 February 2020
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susanaquerida
Vancouver, Canada447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
A large plaza with tourist services surrounding it, this Zocalo is very pretty. It was being decorated while we were there just before Christmas. Unfortunately we didn’t see it completed, but it depicted scenes of the Nativity and animals of the Middle East with some artistic license. Elephants? Anyway, day or night this was a pleasant place to pass the time. Take a bike ride from the Michoacán style family bike ride, 2-seaters that can be lengthened to add more people, making a long caterpillar where everyone has to oedal and cheer led by the lead driver.
Written 12 December 2019
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Sooz C
San Diego, CA816 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Being in Mexico is a real treat during the week before Dia de Muertos. Love all the creativity as each town does something different.
Written 13 November 2019
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susieramife
Valle de Bravo, Mexico48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Patzcuaro is just amazing! It's been one of my favorite pueblos mágicos. The food, the people, everything is great!
Written 8 September 2019
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Eduardo G
Irapuato, Mexico173 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
The remodel of the plaza it's a shame! Who has the bright idea to remove the original construction materials! Now it looks like a modern plaza not as the original it's a petty that we're loosing our roots.
Written 28 May 2019
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