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.
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 58 miles away
- Querétaro 80 miles away
- San Miguel de Allende 89 miles away
- Guanajuato 91 miles away
- Taxco 131 miles away
- Mexico City 136 miles away
- Cuernavaca 139 miles away
- Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 145 miles away
- Teotihuacán 152 miles away
- Puebla 201 miles away
- Puerto Vallarta 270 miles away
- Costalegre 270 miles 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.
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.
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.