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Morelia (also known as Valladolid from 1545 to 1828) is a city, municipality and the capital of the state of Michoacan in central Mexico. Located in the Guayangareo Valley, it is home to a remarkable lineup of the country’s colonial past. Morelia derives its name in the honor of the hero of the Mexican War of Independence and city’s resident, José María Morelos. Visitors are wowed with its quaint, centuries-old streets that are dotted with numerous 300- to 400-year-old buildings. Most of these buildings were made from a certain type of pink stone quarried from local mines.

Things to do in Morelia

The Government Palace

The Government Palace is a two-story, mid-18th century seminary Baroque superstructure that graces the city center. It is home to the state legislature and can be easily identified with its grand façade and three large courtyards. The palace features many murals depicting scenes from the Mexican Revolution and the country’s independence from colonial Spain.

Clavijero Palace

Clavijero Palace is another grand palace in Morelia. It is located near Colegio de San Nicolas (the city’s old university) and is named after a famous Jesuit teacher named Francisco Javier de Clavijero. This palace is flanked by the Sweet Market (Mercado de Dulces) where one can taste the city’s delights.

Morelia's Historic Heart: Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas is the central square in Morelia. This 16th century public square features most of the historic buildings of the city. During the Mexican War of Independence, it is where all the executions of Mexican patriots were carried out by Spanish rulers.

Best Time to Visit Morelia

Rainy season (the months from July to September) are the best to book your flights from Los Angeles to Morelia. Book your flights from LAX to MLM during this time of the year to have a great time exploring the architectural marvels of the city and its distinguished Colonial history. It is advised to book Morelia flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak season.

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