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A hill city by a river near Vista Express Morelia

Exterior view of a cathedral near Vista Express Morelia


Stay near the best things to do in Morelia

At Vista Express Morelia, we welcome you to discover the rich heritage, vibrant culture, fascinating attractions and friendly people of Morelia, Michoacán. Just moments from our hotel you’ll find Morelia’s best tours, attractions and things to do. 

Considered one of the most energetic and beautiful cities in the Mexican capital of Michoacán, Morelia was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991. The historic centre of Morelia is known for its well-preserved colonial 16th- and 17th-century stone buildings with baroque facades and graceful archways. A stunning highlight is its magnificent cathedral. There are also chocolate shops, sidewalk cafés and taco stalls to browse. Throughout the year guests can enjoy free public concerts and art installations. 

Some of our recommended places to visit include the Clavijero Palace, the Temple and Conservatory of Roses, the Aqueduct, the Old Palace of Justice, the House of Handicrafts, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Geology and Mineralogy, the Calzada Fray Antonio de San Miguel, the Benito Juarez Zoological Park and the Planetarium. For those who want to explore outside of Morelia, this city is close to the following attractions:

  • Lake Pátzcuaro
  • Janitzio Island and its dream boats
  • Tzintzuntzan
  • The Chapel of Tupátaro
  • Santa Clara del Cobre, Quiroga
  • Uruapan and its exuberant national park 
  • The Cascadas de la Tzaráracua
  • Many other delights are also nearby.

As a guest of Vista Express Morelia, you’ll discover all of these exciting places and more just outside our doors. For suggestions on things to do or for assistance with planning tours and excursions, our staff will be happy to help. 

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Orquideario de Morelia

The orchid museum houses approximately 3,400 species of this flower.

Museo Regional Michoacano

Most of the exhibits deal with the history of the region and are in rooms dedicated to pre-Hispanic artifacts and colonial art.

José María Morelos House Museum

This museum contains a collection of articles from the colonial period and the beginning of Mexico's Independence, including pieces that belonged to Morelos.

Casa Natal de Morelos

This is the house where José María Morelos was born in 1765. It is a large mansion with a neoclassical facade and a baroque interior. There are still some documents signed by him as well as his belongings that include coins he minted, paintings and a huge library.

Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum

You'll mainly exhibits works by Alfredo Zalce and Efraín Vargas, both famous Michoacan painters, in this museum..

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