Pátzcuaro celebrates 15 years as Magic Town of Mexico

Patzcuaro is celebrating! It turns 15 years old being a Magic Town. But, what exactly a Magic Town is?

A Magic Town is a destination that has a great cultural, artisanal and gastronomic wealth, as well as interesting symbolic attributes, traditions, legends, transcendental facts, folkloric manifestations and history that together create an irresistible magic for all the people that set a foot on it. This program was created by Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism in 2001 with the intention of structuring a complementary tourist offer and diversifying it towards the interior of the country; nowadays it can be said that it is one of the most successful programs in tourism in Mexico.

It’s important to mention that if any place named Magic Town loses or neglects any of the necessary characteristics to be considered as such, the designation can be removed. This is why it is a great celebration to know that Pátzcuaro turns 15 years as a Magic Town. This confirms that its excellent tourist infrastructure, its socio-cultural aspects and its fascinating natural attractions, have an unparalleled charm that gives an unforgettable experience to all its visitors.

While in Pátzcuaro, it is a must to pay a visit to some of its most important religious sites -such as the Templo y Colegio de la Compañía de Jesús, the Templo del Sagrario and the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Salud-, to the beautiful Casa de los Once Patios, and to the folkloric Mercado de Artesanías de Madera, where we are sure you will want to buy several pieces to take home. Of course, visiting the mystical island of Janitzio, crossing the Pátzcuaro lake -where you can also see the traditional fishermen with their butterfly-shaped nets-, is something that every visitor should do, since it is one of the most traditional experiences in the destination.

If you want to enjoy one of the most beautiful Magic Towns of Mexico, we invite you to choose Best Western Plus Posada de Don Vasco as your lodging option, as it is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Pátzcuaro. In addition to comfortable rooms, we have beautiful gardens, colonial patios, restaurants -where you can enjoy delicious regional dishes- and a magnificent terrace overlooking the lake of Pátzcuaro and the island of Janitzio. Also, our location is enviable, as we are situated on the main avenue, a few minutes from the historic center and from one of the lake docks.

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It will be a pleasure to receive you in Pátzcuaro.