Mexico Travel Journal Winter 2017 p24

From Pázcuaro, we took an ETN first class bus to Morelia, capital city of Michoacán.  We learned that the ETN fares were just a bit higher than Primo Plus, but were far more comfortable.  There are only 36 seats on ETN, the air conditioners always work, (despite the gas crisis), and the bathrooms are pristine.

From my journal, “2/6/17  2:00PM                       MORELIA, capital city of Michoacán…  Lined with well preserved 17th & 18th century Baroque and classical buildings, including MORELIA CATHEDRAL, presiding over the city’s main square, Plaza De Armas.  Morelia was named after Mexico’s revolutionary hero, Morelo.”

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This sketch was made from the Hotel Viray, overlooking the beautiful architecture that characterizes this city.  Morelia is perhaps the most beautiful city in all of Mexico.  Morelians are proud of their city; evidence of recently restored buildings and buildings under restoration are found throughout the city.  Most of these historic buildings are open to visitors.  Note the second beautiful cathedral just down the street from Morelia Cathedral.  The building with the large overhanging entrance near the second cathedral is the theatre.  Many Mexican cities boast lovely old theatres, as the performance arts have been well regarded in Mexico for centuries.   I hope to return soon to Morelia and stay at the Hotel Viray.

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