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In the surrounding towns near a fair-sized lake called, Lake Pátzcuaro, travelers can find artisans who create beautiful items out of wood, clay, copper, stone, wool, and cotton.

In this same area of central Michoacán, visitors can also meet the indigenous people of this region called the Perepechas.

Interestingly, this state is also home to one of the most recently formed volcanoes in the world which rose out of the earth back in 1943.

In the eastern region of this state, there is a national park with hot springs and a couple of protected sanctuaries where the monarch butterflies come to live in the fall and winter months.

The capital city of Morelia is filled with México history and attractive colonial style buildings.

Map / Quick Facts

Location: Western Region
Capital City: Morelia

Pueblo Mágicos
Santa Clara del Cobre

Distances from Morelia to
Angangueo – 92 mi / 148 km
Cuitzeo – 22 mi / 35 km
Jiquilpan – 151 mi / 242 km
Pátzcuaro – 36 mi / 58 km
Santa Clara del Cobre – 44 mi / 70 km
Tacámbaro – 67 mi / 107 km
Tlalpujahua – 85 mi / 137 km
Tzintzuntzan – 40 mi / 63 km

Guadalajara, JAL – 181 mi / 290 km
Guanajuato, GTO – 110 mi / 177 km
México City, CDMX – 185 mi / 295 km
Querétaro, QRO – 118 mi / 190 km

Nearest Airports from Toluca
Morelia International Airport MLM
15 mi / 24 km

Uruapan International Airport UPN
60 mi / 96 km

Querétaro International Airport QRO
91 mi / 146 km

Weather in Guadalajara
Jan-Feb High 70s / Low 40s
Mar High 80s / Low 40s
Apr-May High 80s / Low 50s
Jun High 80s / Low 60s
Jul-Oct High 70s / Low 50s
Nov-Dec High 70s / Low 40s



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Santa Clara del Cobre

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