Visit Morelia, Mexico
Morelia, with its outdoor cafes, plazas and 17th century mansions is so reminiscent of Spain that you could be forgiven for forgetting you are in Mexico.
Originally known as Valladolid, the city changed its name to Morelia in 1828 in honour of Jose Maria Morelos, a local-born Independence hero.
The Plaza de Armas, with its massive cathedral (the towers of which are said to be the tallest in the country), is the focalpoint of the city, and if you are here on a Saturday night, it is worth heading down to the bar at Los Juaninos early to get a seat for the 20.30 fireworks.
Map of Morelia
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Places near Morelia
- The Colonial Cities 94 kilometers away
- Queretaro 129 kilometers away
- San Miguel de Allende 143 kilometers away
- Guanajuato 147 kilometers away
- Taxco 210 kilometers away
- Mexico City & Around 218 kilometers away
- Cuernavaca 224 kilometers away
- Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 233 kilometers away
- Teotihuacan 244 kilometers away
- Puebla 323 kilometers away
- Puerto Vallarta 435 kilometers away
- Costalegre 435 kilometers away
Photos of Morelia
Accommodation choices for Morelia
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Morelia. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Hotel de la Soledad is a beautifully restored seventeenth century building and has been recognised for having one of Mexico's most attractive central patios.
A chic, modern hotel in the heart of the Historic Centre of Morelia.
With just four suites this little gem of a hotel has bags of character and is an ideal base for your visit to Morelia.