Morelia, Sightseeing, Michoacan, Mexico, Butterfly Migration
Morelia can be a base city for viewing the Monarch Migration
MMG Tours offers a nine hour trip leaving Morelia at 8:30 am that includes guide, modern van, and lunch for 500 Pesos $40 USD Approx.
Morelia has a downtown area of preserved colonial buildings that are now museums. The city offers an artisan museum and several fine old hotels grouped around the main plaza.
Street-side restaurants look out on the plaza from beneath the preserved Portales
In Morelia's Centro Historico, preserved colonial era buildings have become museums. Sightseeing in the historic center of Morelia will reveal the towering steeples of the Cathedral, the Plaza de Armas, Artisans at Plaza Valodollid, and Plaza Ocampo.
Primera Plus buses reach Morelia from Mexico City's Terminal Norte.
Tufesa Bus from the north reach two stations in Guadalajara. From the Central Nuevo Station Primera Plus buses reach Morelia.
High speed roads reach much of Michoacan State and its principal cities.
historic figure and hero Jose Maria Morelos is a museum with much history about the 1810-1821 Revolution fought by Mexico to gain independence from Spain. Morelos was born in the house on September 30, 1765.
Birthplace of Morelos: September 30, 1765.
The Cathedral in a Baroque style called Tablerado was begun in 1660 and completed in 1744. Pink Cantera a volcanic stone gives it a unique tone.
How To Reach Morelia By Bus
elegant restaurants, Morelia can be a good base for tours of Patzcuaro its islands and the Archaeological Zone of Tzintzuntzan
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Morelia Cathedral built 1660-1744
Open Parks and outdoor dinning make Morelia a great place for a sightseeing walking tour
Mural in the Palace of Justice, now a Museum of historical archives
Old aqueduct near the Garden of Roses (Jardin de las Rosas) where you find the Museum del Estado (Archaeological Artifacts, Pharmaceutical) and outdoor cafés
How To Reach Morelia By Air: National and International flights service Morelia's Aeropuerto Internacional Francisco J Mujica, 30 minutes outside of the city of Morelia. Also called Morelia International Airport (IATA), serving Houston, Chicago, and LA as well as Mexico City Other designations (MSM)- (ICOA), and (MMMM)
Morelia, Sightseeing, Michoacan, Mexico includes the Butterfly Migration.
Morelia can be a base city for viewing the annual Monarch Migration in the nearby Mountains
MMG Tours offers a nine hour trip leaving Morelia at 8:30 am that includes guide, modern van, and lunch for 500 Pesos $45 USD Approx.
Morelia, Sightseeing, Churches
Morelia, Sightseeing, Michoacan's Colonial buildings
Preseved aqueduct near the Garden of Roses
Morelia/ Trips to Michoacan Butterfly viewing sites:
El Rosario and Angangueo are two Michoacan Butterfly sanctuaries near enough for day trips from Morelia.
El Rosario is near the former mining town of Zitacuaro.
These sites are preserved and protected from commercial activities and open for tours. The wintering area of the Monarchs spreads over 12 mountains on the borders of Mexico State and Michoacan State.
MMG Tours visit Rosario and Chincua Sanctuaries
The Chincua Preserve is 8 km northwest of Angangueo. The El Rosario Preserve is north east of Zitacuaro and in the municipality of Ocampo. The sanctuaries are at nearly 10,000 feet and require some hiking ability.