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Holy Week in Patzcuaro Rings On!

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Holy Week  2014 in Patzcuaro was a great time for our visitors to enjoy the lovely natural and cultural attractions of the area.This is not to mention the rich traditions of our local folk art.

The Artisan Market was there as usual in the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, but this year with the addition of a good-size space in front of the Ex Colegio Jesuita.Other regions were represented there, such as Zinapecuaro and Tlalpujahua, the latter of which had some exquisite works of fine glassware (flowers, fruits, etc.).


Artisans of Michoacan are uniquely gifted, with their unmatched creativity and brilliance. But that also extends to things of the palate, with an equally infinite smorgasbord of liqueurs, delicious cheeses, regional sweets, etc.


From the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, visitors can see the many historical buildings surrounding it, including the famous Hotel Mansion Iturbe.

Of course, Holy Week is the time for the perennial Altar of the Virgin of Sorrow, always displayed magnificently…

Ecos de la Semana Santa en Pátzcuaro

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Durante esta Semana Santa 2014 en Pátzcuaro, nuestros visitantes pudieron gozar de nuestros diferentes atractivos naturales y culturales. Disfrutar de representaciones artísticas, deleitarse con la cocina michoacana, nuestras ricas tradiciones y comprar el Arte Popular realizado por los artesanos michoacanos.

El Tianguis Artesanal se instaló en la Plaza Vasco de Quiroga y tuvo una extensión en la explanada del Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita.En este Tianguis Artesanal además de las artesanías de Pátzcuaro y la Región Lacustre, también pudimos apreciar artesanías de diferentes lugares de Michoacán, como la alfarería de Zinapécuaroo las esferas en forma de fruta provenientes de Tlalpujahua.


Una muestra de los grandes dones que tienen los artesanos michoacanos para maravillar al mundo con sus creaciones, con un derroche de creatividad y colorido.Asistir al Tianguis Artesanal de Semana Santa en Pátzcuaro, también es una oportunidad para consumir productos michoacanos, pudimos apre…

Las Chicaleras: Another Tradition of Holy Week in Patzcuaro

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During Holy Week in Patzcuaro, “las Chicaleras” – true traditional cooks from Pichátaro, about 20 miles from Patzcuaro – converge on Patzcuaro’s Plaza San Francisco with their delicious culinary delights.


The word “Chicaleras” comes from “chicales,” which is corn cooked in brown sugar, normally after soaking in water for three days.
Another specialty of the Chicaleras is wheat tamales.These spongy morsels are prepared from ancestral recipes, and are just one of the countless varieties of Mexican tamales.


These tamales are prepared in large metal vats over open fires. The aroma permeates the entire area, inviting the locals and tourists alike to come and enjoy this rich tradition.


Holy Week is the only time the Chicaleras come to Patzcuaro to sell their chicales and tamales.Don’t miss this annual event!

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Las Chicaleras de Semana Santa en Pátzcuaro

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Durante la Semana Santa en Pátzcuaro, en la Plazuela de San Francisco se instalan las Chicaleras, que son auténticas cocineras tradicionales provenientes de la comunidad de Pichátaro, localizada a 34 kms de Pátzcuaro, una antigua tradición que llama la atención de nuestros huéspedes en Hotel Mansión Iturbe.


Las Chicaleras venden tamales de harina de trigo, los cuales son esponjosos y con un sabor neutro preservando recetas ancestrales y que es muestra de la diversidad de tamales que existen en México.

Otro de los productos que venden son los chicales, que es maíz cocido en piloncillo. Son mazorcas de maíz morado, normalmente las remojan en agua por tres días y las cosen en piloncillo. Estos tamales de harina de trigo, son preparados en grandes tinas de lámina que colocan sobre fogatas que hacen en los portales de la Plazuela deSan Francisco.

El humo y el olor a piloncillo dominan el ambiente, atrayendo a patzcuarenses, turistas y visitantes que disfrutan de esta ancestral tradición m…

Holy Week 2014 in Patzcuaro

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During Holy Week 2014 in Patzcuaro, there are a lot of activities to enjoy, including our traditions, culture, folk art, and or delicious cuisine.

The activities begin April 11, beginning with “Altars of Pain” in and about Patzcuaro.


Palm Sunday in Patzcuaro is a true event of tradition.It’s an emotional experience to see the streets full of palm leaves, and the faithful crowding the temples on this important day.


We at Hotel Mansion Iturbe participate with our own Altar of Pain.La Casa de los Once Patios has their version, and there is always a lovely Virgin next to the Mayor’s office in the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga.

This week – April 12 -20 this year – is always important for the local artisans.Their 300-or-so stalls take up the perimeter of the huge Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, just across the street from Hotel Mansion Iturbe.


This year it is also an extention of the famous Uruapan’s Palm Sunday Fair, increasing the variety even more than it already is.

All week long, here will…