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Plaza Vasco de Quiroga

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Address: Patzcuaro 61600, Mexico
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The larger of the two major downtown plazas in Patzcuaro.

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The heart of the city. Always something going on there.

Don't be shy - savor the ice creams from the stands on the arcade. Lovely spot to stroll and people watch.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't be shy - savor the ice creams from the stands on the arcade. Lovely spot to stroll and people watch.

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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very large square with a parquet and fountains, surrounded by uniformly old buildings with shops and restaurants. A great place to have lunch and see people strolling by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit you can shop souvenirs and wonderful places to visit and take pictures is a beautiful town.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was extremely impressed with this charming town, especially that it dates back to the 1300's. There are dancers in the zocolo (plaza) and lots of other activity. Stores & restaurants are clustered around it, too. It is safe and clean. Don't believe the terrible things that you hear about Mexico. The people are wonderful and there is much to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The plaza is in the middle of everything; you can visit dozens of tiny stores and restaurants around the plaza and enjoy the view of the huge trees that appear to be a hundred years or more.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The four corners of the town square give you bearings. The square with the city market is one block away past the Surdito restaurant and I enjoyed eating at the market. I ate at El Patio and the El Naranjo Restaurant and Hotel. Half a block down Dr. Coss is the House of Eleven Patios shopping . There is also... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This plaza initially looks like many others in many other Mexican towns, BUT, in fact, there is a lot to see and take in. The square itself is lovely, busy and seems to defy or go against traditional settings. What one thinks is the church is in fact a library. Kitty corner to it is an old old hotel....neat old... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

When you are here, you are in downtown and you can go to the surrounding by walking. If you can try to walk around early in the morning before the city movement starts and you will pick the sense of history and it's like being there a hundred years ago. Near the plaza you will find a lot of eating... More 

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Patzcuaro, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Patzcuaro's "Plaza Grande", as it is called locally, is arguably the prettiest plaza in Mexico. Stately old trees, spacious open areas and colonial buildings surrounding it, make Plaza Vasco De Quiroga a " must see" in Mexico! The Christmas display this year involves the entire plaza, and is a unique demonstration of the craftsmanship of the artisans of Michoacan. Very... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Large plaza with lots of activities, lots of shade, many restaurants in the area, easy acces to many points of interest.

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