May 042017
 

Morelia is the capital of the state of Michoacan, Mexico. It is Michoacan’s largest city and features an abundance of beautiful colonial architecture, including its spectacular cathedral and an aqueduct. It is the birthplace of José María Morelos y Pavón (1765), a hero of the Mexican independence movement after whom the city of Morelia, which previously was called Valladolid, was named. The historic center of the city was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1991. 

Morelia is an easy 3-1/2 to 4 hour drive from Zihuatanejo via the Siglo XXI highway that runs from Morelia to Lazaro Cardenas. 



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