Pátzcuaro has changed very little over the years if you want to know an authentic 16th century Colonial Town, come here. Pátzcuaro. Part 2 From dawn till dusk Pátzcuaro is one of the oldest colonial towns in Mexico although its exact date of foundation is unknown it is believed that it dates back to the year of 1324 founded by Chichimeca Caciques (Chiefs) The oldest data we have of its foundation comes to us through the Reference of Michoacán delivered to the Viceroy Don Antonio de Mendoza. After the fall of Tenochtitlán Hernán Cortés entrusted several Spaniards to found other Spanish cities in the territory this is how Cristobal de Olid arrived to this land subjecting the governors of the territory of Pátzcuaro. After many conflicts and looting and with the help of the president of the First Hearing, Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán ordered to executed the last Cazonci Tangáxoan Tzíntzicha (Cazonci is the title of the ruler of the Tarascan state) These events reached the ears of the authorities of Spain who sent Vasco de Quiroga as conciliator He was appointed Bishop of Michoacán in 1537 Since his arrival Vasco de Quiroga knew how to reconcile conflicts and bring justice to the inhabitants with intelligence especially helping children founding new towns, teaching schools to develop and promote their art crafts Immediately the natives put their confidence in him and they began to call him Tata Vasco and that is how he became the Father of Patzcuaro. Tata means Father or Lord in Purépecha Currently the residents of Patzcuaro based their economy on fishing agriculture and crafts famous throughout the country producing beautiful pottery, basketwork and lacquerware commerce and public services as well but especially tourism his area of Michoacán is the cradle of the internationally known celebration of the Day of the Dead All the rituals of the day of the dead that are celebrated in the country, come from here Every year thousands of tourists come to the area to be part of this unique party in the world. The authorities of the city have harmonized the street colors all the facades are painted in white the doors and windows in red like the roof tiles Here no business is allowed to change these colors even the chain stores have had to adapt to the colors of the town and modify their logos so that nothing alters the harmony of the streets. Pátzcuaro is a romantic town that many people choose as an option for an unforgettable wedding here anyone can plan their wedding since Michoacán is a state in which anyone can have a legal marriage 👫❤️👭❤️👬 as long as it is between two people, not with your dog, with a tree or with yourself. This magical town has many places of interest Being a small city its historic center can be explored by foot and in each street you can find a beautiful historic building now we will give you a tour from dawn till dusk around this place so you can make a travel plan for your next visit We will start with the most important square of Pátzcuaro the main square or also called Plaza Don Vasco this esplanade is surrounded by beautiful 16th century mansions now turn into hotels, restaurants and government offices The walk through this square is practically mandatory here you will find a good place to relax, good places to enjoy authentic Michoacán cuisine as we mentioned in our previous video, is an intangible heritage of humanity You can also find stores with all kinds of crafts that you can buy to decorate your home or find that beautiful souvenir that will make you look good with your friends On one side of this square on Calle Lerín, you will find the beautiful Temple of the Company today the House of Culture built in the 17th century According to a legend the clock that is on the tower was banished from Spain for having marked an hour that brought misfortune to a Spanish monarch this is how the clock arrived here On the opposite corner the Museum of Popular Arts and Industries is located built in the 16th century and formerly the headquarters of the College of San Nicolás founded by Vasco de Quiroga and later transferred to the city of Morelia If you want to know more about the history of this school you can see the video about the Colegio de San Nicolás in Morelia we leave you the link in the description box. Opposite this place is an iconic Pátzcuaro building the Temple of Sagrario which until 1924 functioned as the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de la Salud so if you want to tell the whole world that you visited Patzcuaro, you have to take a selfie here. Continuing down Lerín street you will find another unforgettable place in Patzcuaro, la Casa de los Once Patios (the House of Eleven Patios) Built in 1742 and where the Dominican nuns were established. At the moment it houses the famous center of art and crafts. We are in the House of Eleven Patios This is a very famous house here this house does not have the eleven patios anymore formerly it has eleven but street you see here divided the house in two Following the street that divided the convent you will find a small pedestrian alley called Andador Madrigal de las Altas Torres which will take you to a viewpoint where you can enjoy the landscape of the town. One block north from the main square on Iturbe Street, you will find the Plaza Gertrudis Bocanegra named after this illustrious daughter of Pátzcuaro here is the famous market of Patzcuaro where you will find all kinds of regional food from early in the morning Here you can taste a delicious warm Atole, Tamales, or the authentic Corundas of Pátzcuaro. Opposite this square is the former convent of San Agustín built in 1576 and now houses the public library where valuable books of the history of the state are displayed At the other end of the square in front of these buildings is the famous Torito fountain (The Little Bull Fountain) named after its own popular legend It is said that in this place a horse rider crashed because of a bull that crossed on his way The authorities accused the fountain of homicide and after a long trial condemned it to be moved. At the end of Ramos street, you will find the beautiful Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe built at the beginning of the 19th century in neoclassical style. The night has descended upon us so here concludes our tour around this magical town of Pátzcuaro Come follow us on Instagram, we post everyday! Subscribe to our channel, it’s free give us a like, share our videos to support our channel and do not forget to activate notifications button so you’re always aware of new videos and together discover the beauties of Mexico and fall in love with this beautiful country.