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Trojes of Michoacan

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Trojes of Michoacán – the icon of Michoacán traditional architecture – are a sample of the living culture of Michoacán and a benchmark of the Purépecha culture.  They are the traditional dwellings of the Purépecha indigenous.  They are found principally in the Purépecha plateau communities.
Our guests at Hotel Mansión Iturbeappreciate the landscapes and architecture when they visit places close to Pátzcuaro. Trojes leap into sight when we visit the wooded areas as we approach the Purépecha plateau. If you visit the Paricutín volcano, you'll spot beautiful Michoacán trojes along the way. Some of them are more than 200 years old.  They share architectural techniques that have survived through the years. In communities such as Angahuan, Paracho, Sevina, Pichátaro, or Zacán, you can also find these beautiful buildings, many of them with beautiful hand carved wood columns.
Trojes in Michoacán continue with traditional architecture using local materials. They are built with the most rudimen…

Trojes Michoacanas

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Las Trojes Michoacanas son una muestra de la Cultura Viva de Michoacán y un referente de la Cultura Purépecha, identificada como la vivienda tradicional de las comunidades purépechas, en especial en la Meseta Purépecha. Un icono de la Arquitectura Tradicional Michoacana.



Nuestros huéspedes en Hotel Mansión Iturbe aprecian los paisajes y la arquitectura cuando visitan lugares cerca de Pátzcuaro. Las Trojes saltan a la vista cuando visitamos la zona boscosa y nos acercamos a la Meseta Purépecha.
Si visitas el Volcán Parícutín, en el camino encontrarás bellas Trojes Michoacanas. Algunas de ellas cuentan con más de 200 años de antigüedad; para las que se utilizan técnicas arquitectónicas que han subsistido a través de los años.
En múltiples comunidades como Angahuan, Paracho, Sevina, Pichataro o Zacán, puedes encontrar estas hermosas construcciones, varias de ellas con preciosas columnas de madera labradas a mano.



Las Trojes en Michoacán continúan con la Arquitectura Tradicional utilizando ma…

Molcajete, the Quintessential Mexican Cuisine Utensil

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The molcajetea millennia-old craft, is one of the most representative utensils of Mexican cuisine that we still use today. It’s a three-legged mortar made with volcanic stone, and is used to crush various ingredients with the tejolote (pestle), also made of volcanic stone.  The roughness and hardness of the stone is ideal for grinding and crushing any variety of herbs and spices and seeds.
Sauces are an essential complement to Mexican dishes and are commonly prepared with the molcajete. The delicious guacamole or succulent mole traditionally incorporate the use of the molcajete.
The molcajete is a utensil that was used in pre-Hispanic kitchens.  Just imagine how such a thing could survive hundreds of years alongside countless “new and improved” kitchen gadgets. Our guests at Hotel Mansion Iturbe want to buy not only pre-Hispanic foods and products of the region such as avocado, fresh cheeses or traditional dishes like the corundas and the uchepos; they are also interested in taking hom…

El Molcajete, utensilio de la Cocina Mexicana

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El Molcajete es uno de los utensilios más representativos de la Cocina Mexicana, una artesanía milenaria, que utilizamos en la actualidad. Un mortero hecho con piedra volcánica de tres patas, que se emplea para machacar diversos ingredientes con el tejolote, que es la piedra utilizada para triturar los alimentos.

Con el molcajete se prepararán ricas salsas de la comida mexicana, un complemento ideal para tus platillos. Entre ellas la famoso salsa de molcajete o un rico chile de molcajete, sin olvidar el delicioso guacamole o el suculento mole que tradicionalmente se hacen con el molcajete.
Saborea estas delicias dela Cocina Mexicana en nuestroRestaurante Doña Paca en Pátzcuaro.

El molcajete es un utensilio utilizado en la Cocina Prehispánica que ha perdurado por generaciones a través de lasCocineras Tradicionales. Este mortero prehispánico ha sobrevivido a la modernidad y a los utensilios de cocina innovadores y novedosos de la actualidad.

Durante su visita a Pátzcuaro, nuestros huéspedes…

The Atrium of the Olives in Tzintzuntzan

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The atrium of olives in Tzintzuntzan, is a beautiful place filled with tranquility. A real delight for your senses, ideal for those who seek to flee from the crowds. A must-see in this Magic Town of Tzintzuntzan.
Our guests at Hotel Mansion Iturbe want to know places to visit near Pátzcuaro. Here we propose an alternative that will delight your senses. Tzintzuntzan is located about 18 kilometers from Pátzcuaro on Route 120.  Tzintzuntzan is rich in culture and history, as well as being famous for their crafts.
Some outstanding features of Tzintzuntzan are thearchaeological site of Yácatas, the former Franciscan convent of Santa Ana, and the crafts market.
Once inside the compound of the Ex convent, you'll encounter a magical place:  the atrium of olives. Here you can you have a very engaging experience in a unique place, and be into contact with nature.  It’s a beautiful landscape surrounded by the olive trees planted by the first Spanish evangelists, in time of Don Vasco de Quiroga 50…