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North America > Mexico > Pacific Coast (Mexico) > Michoacan > Lake Patzcuaro > Tzintsuntzan

Tzintsuntzan

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Tzintsuntzan, on Lake Patzcuaro in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. Land of hummingbirds. Onomatopoeia anyone?

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History[edit]

Historical capital of at least one of the Purehpichan kingdoms whose magnificent Yacatas have been recovered despite the destruction under the Spanish conquest.

Get in[edit]

Drive over or take a bus from Patzcuaro or Quiroga.

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Get around[edit]

Walking works fine.

See[edit]

The Yacatas for a small charge. Visit the historic church and convent (though a home to monks) that is currently in restoration for an even smaller charge. The markets are known for fascinating cement sculptures, Christmas decorations and reed woven goods.

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Festivals[edit]

Night of the Dead ca November 2 is quite busy and the cemeteries (pantheons) are magnificently dressed up in marigolds and attended to by families.

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