Morelia stands out in Mexican history as an important contributor to its independence, and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city has much history to be discovered among its colonial rose-toned buildings. Popular tourist activities include sharing in Morelia’s indigenous culture by visiting artisan workshops, strolling along the ancient aqueduct or stopping for a smooch with your sweetheart in the picturesque callejon del romance (lover’s lane).Must-See Attractions
Major Highways In Morelia
- Between November and March, millions upon millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the U.S. and Canada to Mexico, wintering at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. The colorful spectacle is an incredible sight, accompanied by only the sounds of the wind and the thrum of a million butterflies’ wings.
- Though unassuming from the outside, the Guadalupe Sanctuary’s interior is stunning to behold. Decked out with brilliant stained glass, colorful decorations and gold leaf, the cathedral’s glamour must be seen to be truly appreciated.
- Primarily a north-south highway connecting Mexico City to the northern border of Mexico, Federal Highway 15 runs laterally past Morelia. A small section of the highway (15 S) cuts through Morelia and reaches the butterfly sanctuary to the east of the city.
- Federal Highway 14 runs southwest from Morelia to Uruapan, passing through a number of smaller towns including Patzcuaro and Tingambato.