stays when his travel plans call for Morelia).
Year after year still one of the most beautiful hotels in Morelia.
To the left an antique desk in one of the mansions of Morelia.
Can you dig writing Aunt Mildred a wish-you-were-here postcard while sitting at this desk?
All rooms there decorated with antiques and original colonial art.
CancunSteve in an antique chair next to a bronze from two centuries ago.
Even the exquisite hardwood table holding the bronze deserves attention.
Be sure to see the receptionist in the lobby.
All rooms have
telephones, cable TV, alarm clocks, free parking, and internet.
The history of Hotel Plaza Morelia in Morelia begins in 1565 with the
marriage of Doña Catalina and Don Francisco de Cuena y Laneta when Catalina's
parents gave Francisco a building near this one as part of a dowry.
The hotel Plaza Morelia has 27 lovely rooms.
Sixteen rooms with a double bed for one or two people, 10 rooms with two double beds for two to four people and one room with two single beds.
All of them have their own bathroom, cable TV, digital phone, wireless internet service and some have a balcony
Esperanza poses next to an antique religious work from a past century.
Esperanza loves religious art.
And you'll love discovering antique art from the past as you walk in the halls; climb the stairs; explore your room.
And we both love staying in Hotel Plaza Morelia in Morelia.
The hotel has fax and internet service as well as baby sitting. Valet
Continental breakfast, wireless internet service and parking are included in the rate.
Also the hotel offers services:
Coffee, city tours, tours to see the miracle of monarch butterflies, bus ticket service, and laundry service.
The restaurant is ready to serve you non-stop from 7:30AM to 11:00PM offering
great views of the Cathedral of Morelia and fine fare for breakfast, lunch or
Fine oils adorn the stone walls in this mansion and the wife can check her eyeliner in one of the antique gilded mirrors which line the halls as seen on the first floor of the photo to the right.
The Hotel is a great starting point to travel on to see the monarch
The miracle of the monarch butterflies is an excellent trip to consider as these fragile creatures fly thousands of miles from Canada to Michoacan each year.
As these fragile creatures have a lifespan of only a few months the monarchs who came to Mexico from Canada are not the ones who return, but their offspring. So the monarch migrating to Canada in the spring never went there before. And likewise the monarch leaving Canada and the northern US to migrate to Mexico never went there before. Each trip is a new generation, but yet each new generation knows to return to this same mountain. So if they can find it, so can you.
Within walking distance of the hotel:
The cathedral. Palacio de Gobierno. Plaza de armas. Palacio de justicia.
The Michoacan museum.
Municipal Palace. Templo de La Merced Templo de Las Rosas .
Music conservatory. Las Rosas garden. Palacio Clavijero
Colegio de San Nicolás Biblioteca pública Casa natal de Morelos
Ex-convento de San Agustín Casa museo José Ma. Morelos
Palacio del artesano (Casa de las artesanias)
Travel to the capital of Michoacan and admire the exquisite architecture of the buildings that make up its historic center, recognized for the pride of all Mexicans, as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991.
Today the city retains its wonderful urban layout, its stately buildings, squares, parks, museums, crafts and excellent restaurants where you savor the delicious cuisine of the region.
Also consider seeing the monarchs. There are so many the branches of the trees bend from their weight.
Entrance to the hotel shown at left.
Two photos above the view from the balcony of one of the suites of this mansion overlooking Ave Madero.
In addition to the cultural sites close to the hotel vendors of colorful ballons dot the square in front of the hotel.
In the north (the United States and Canada) these fragile creatures are spread out, but in Mexico almost all of them go to the top of the same mountain in Angangueo.
They get there and say in butterfly language hey man what's happening? when ya get here?
The population is so dense that you can hear the sound of the flapping of their wings when the sun hits the trees and they take off to fly in the sun.
And when the monarchs are in the trees the branches bend from their weight.
During the summer these monarchs live in the northern US and Canada.
At the end of the summer these creatures begin their southward migration and on November 1st punctually all the monarchs arrive in Michoacan.
They spend their winter in Michoacan, Mexico and mate and in the spring return north. As these fragile creatures have a lifespan of only a few months the monarchs who came to Mexico from Canada are not the ones who return, but their little kids; the baby monarchs.
The tour to the left offers:
two nights lodgings with breakfast for two people
High speed internet
Transportation to the butterfly sanctuary with meals
The price is in pesos. At an exchange rate of 12.6 this works out to $170USD (exchange rates vary hourly so ask)
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