Morelia questions

by Scott, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Monday, January 24, 2011, 15:04 (2462 days ago) @ DundasMike

I would definitely recommend a walk from the cathedral to Plaza Valladolid, maybe check out the museum there, then continue along the main road (Avenida Madero) to the Tarascas, a quick walk around Plaza Villalongin, this is where the aquaduct starts, then up the calzada there as suggested to Plaza Morelos, and then across the street again back to the other side of Madero avenue for a quick walk through the Bosque Chapultepec. And then on the way back, a quick detour off Madero past the other little plaza there, across from a cafe called Rincon de Los Sentidos, and then back to the main cathedral area. From there you can go the other way along Madero, to the Mercado de los dulces. Then from there past the music conservatory to Plaza de las Rosas, and then back to the Plaza Melchor Ocampo.

I would recommend walking this route. It isn't actually very far, because it is all right there in the core Centro Historico area. If I recall correctly, the cathedral to Plaza Morelos is about 25 minutes walking, so you could easily do this whole walk in two hours if you didn't stop much. But if you stop to sit in the plazas or cafes, or go into the shops, etc., then it could easily be a half day outing. My favourite bar/restaurant in the centro historico area was Onix, on the main plaza, beside burger king. I also really liked the little cafes on Plaza de las Rosas.

I also think the flag monument lookout is pretty neat, up in Santa Maria, but if you only have two nights, I'm not sure if it is the best thing to do. I would probably take someone up there if they were in town for two or three days, but if you have to take a taxi and have nothing else to do in Santa Maria, then it might not be worth it.

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