lunes, 15 de junio de 2015

Pátzcuaro Legends: Saint Michael’s Font



Pátzcuaro is one of Mexico’s colonial towns with the most history, magic, and mystique.  Pátzcuaro’s legends always grab the attention of our guests at Hotel Mansión Iturbe.

These legends have been passed down from generation to generation, and often involve more than one monument, as is the case with Saint Michael’s Font.

Pátzcuaro Legends: Sanit Michael's Font
Pátzcuaro Legends: Sanit Michael's Font

This font, dating from the 16th century, is on the corner of Navarrete and Dr. Coss, not far from La Casa de Los Once Patios.

Don Vasco de Quiroga is said to have ordered the installation of this font to bring a water source closer to the homes in Pátzcuaro.

San Michael's Font in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
San Michael's Font in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

The legend says that it was a site where the devil appeared as a ferocious black feline, attacking passers-by and uttering blood-curdling howls.  People scattered, crossing themselves.

Legends of Patzcuaro: Saint Michael's Font
Legends of Patzcuaro: Saint Michael's Font

Don Vasco de Quiroga had an image of the Archangel Saint Michael painted on the site, and the black cat disappeared.

Saint Michael's Font in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
Saint Michael's Font in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

On your next visit to Pátzcuaro, take the time to walk the streets and discover our legends!


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We invite you to check our blog, you will find information that we hope, will be useful for your next trip to Pátzcuaro.


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