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Morelia, the state capital of Michoacan, Mexico is a historic and beautiful city built during Mexico's viceregal era.


It is located in the central zone of the Mexican Republic at an elevation of 6400 ft. and is 187 miles west of Mexico City. 

Morelia has been named a Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO. The best way to learn about Morelia is to walk through its plazas, gardens, palatial buildings, and churches in its historical center. Built in the 16th century around a Franciscan monastery, Morelia's 249 historic monuments are built mostly in warm pink stone following a strict chessboard design. 

Michoacan is a Purepecha Indian word that means "fisherman's place." It is a region rich in history, tradition, culture, art, folklore, and gastronomy. 

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