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Plant Exchange in Patzcuaro

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Patzcuaro’s Exchange is a tradition that has persisted for centuries, going back to pre-Hispanic times when merchants from various Purepecha villages gathered here to sell their wares and sell them to other merchants.


This tradition continues to this day, every Friday, in Patzcuaro(Plaza San Francisco), where people from around Lake Patzcuaro gather to show and sell not only their artisanware, but their horticulture, as well.



A couple months ago, as an off-shoot of the traditional Exchange, the Plant Exchange took up root (excuse the puns!), and is held the last Sunday of each month in the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga.



This is the initiative of some energetic women looking for a way to bond with other people using plants as their medium.They want to broaden the variety of plants in the household, as well as to increase green spaces wherever possible.



By safeguarding and increasing green spaces in Patzcuaro, we can improve our quality of life, making it a friendlier place to live, bot…

Trueque de Plantas en Pátzcuaro

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      El Trueque en Pátzcuaro es una tradición que ha perdurado, teniendo su origen en la época prehispánica cuando los comerciantes de los diferentes pueblos que formaban el Imperio Purépecha y de otras tierras lejanas, llegaban a ofrecer sus productos y los intercambiaban por otros que les hacían falta.

      En Pátzcuaro actualmente se puede observar el tradicional trueque que se realiza cada viernes, en el que los pobladores de las comunidades del Lago de Pátzcuaro, acuden e intercambian diferentes productos para cubrir sus necesidades. Como una forma de colaborar para que la tradición del Trueque continué en Pátzcuaro, desde hace unos meses se realiza el último Domingo de cada mes, el Trueque de Plantas en la Plaza Vasco de Quiroga. Una iniciativa del grupo de mujeres dinámicas, que busca la convivencia entre los habitantes de Pátzcuaro y el intercambio de plantas. De esta forma las personas pueden aumentar la variedad de plantas en sus casas e incrementar los espacios verdes.

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Patzcuaro Piano Festival – 2013

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The Patzcuaro Piano Festival was organized in 2000 and continued to 2002.  It was originally proposed by DanielMarquez, then on the board of trustees of the Ex Colegio.  Sr. Marquez and a group of other citizens make up the independent Advisory Council of Cultural Development.   They recently proposed to the Patzcuaro Office of Culture and Tourism that they reexamine the viability and attraction of the Piano Festival program that began in 2000.  Their proposal was accepted and the group went to work organizing. The Festival began April 13 and went through May 18. The Mayor ofPatzcuaro, Salma Karrum Cervantes, and other dignitaries attended several of the programs.  Most of the programs took place in the large Teatro Emperador Caltzontzín, which is next door to the Public Library. The INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City) was represented in five of the thirteen programs, and were represented by Claudio Herrera, Edison Quintana, Carlos Salmerón/Laura Villafranca (four hands),…

Concluyó el 4° Festival de Piano de Pátzcuaro

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El pasado fin de semana terminó el 4°Festival de Piano de Pátzcuaro, un evento dedicado a la cultural y a fomentar el gusto por la buena música, entre los habitantes de Pátzcuaroy un buen atractivo para el Turismo Cultural que nos visita. Teniendo como marco un excelente recinto el Teatro Emperador Caltzontzin recientemente remodelado y teniendo como sede alterna el Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita, así como el auditorio del CREFAL.
Se llevaron a cabo Conciertos de Gala, Música Popular, Conciertos Didácticos y un agradable concierto encabezado por patzcuarenses, teniendo como invitado especial al Señor Andrew Carhatt, miembro de la comunidad de estadounidenses que residen en Pátzcuaro, en donde los participantes mostraron su talento ante el público asistente.
Los conciertos fueron de fácil acceso para nuestros huéspedes en Hotel Mansión Iturbe, al encontrarnos a muy corta distancia de los recintos oficiales del Festival. Los orígenes de este Festival de Piano de Pátzcuaro se remon…

Discover the Magic Town of Tacambaro

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Tacambaro is another Magic Town in Michoacan, located just 55 kilometers (25 miles) south of Patzcuaro. Known as the Balcony of Tierra Caliente, it received its title of Pueblo Mágico in November 2012. Tacambaro is blessed with a fabulous climate and lovely, natural surroundings and avocado orchards. The pastoral area has a small lake (“pool”) and and extinct volcano surrounded by pines and oak trees. Another place you may want to visit is the Hollow Hill Ecological Park, which is a natural protected area from which you can admire the Tierra Caliente panorama, and visit the Magdalena Lagoon.
In Purhepecha, the indigenous idiom of the area, Tacambaro means “Place of the Date Palms.” We suggest you take the time to get to know this Magic Town. The foreign paintings of the Virgin in the Santuario de Fatima are noteworthy. Tacambaro also has a lovely replica of the Holy Sepulcre. The original is in the Old City of Jerusalem.