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Morelia, with its outdoor cafés, 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.

Morelia, MexicoThe 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.

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    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.

    • Suite Cantera, Cantera 10, Morelia

      Cantera 10

      First Class

      A chic, modern hotel in the heart of the Historic Centre of Morelia.

    • Junior Suite, La Casa de las Rosas, Morelia

      La Casa de las Rosas

      First Class

      With just four suites this little gem of a hotel has bags of character and is an ideal base for your visit to Morelia.

    • Hotel de la Soledad, Morelia

      Hotel de la Soledad

      First Class

      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.