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The Well of Santa Maria in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

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Strolling the streets of Pátzcuaro, you can discover treasure troves of history, appreciate architectural eye candy at every turn, go back in time, and discover “little magical places” in between.
One of those little magical places is the Well of Santa María, also known as Don Vasco’s Culvert. It’s located on Alcantarilla Street between the Folk Art Museum and the Ex Colegio, just a couple paces up the street from the fountain. According to legend, a couple years after Don Vasco de Quiroga moved the provincial capital and episcopal see from Tzintzuntzan to Pátzcuaro, the spring that supplied water started to dry up. One of the original arguments that Don Vasco used to make the change of the venue to Pátzcuaro, was that it got enough water for its inhabitants.  But with what appeared to be a subsequent drying up, the locals called into question Don Vasco de Quiroga’s decision to change the capital of the province.
Don Vasco de Quiroga lived in the San Nicolás School (now the Folk Art Museu…

Pila de Santa María en Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

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Al caminar por las calles típicas de Pátzcuaro, podrás descubrir lugares llenos de historia, admirar su arquitectura, transportarte años atrás y descubrir pequeños lugares mágicos.
Uno de estos lugares es la Pila de Santa María, también conocida como la Alcantarilla de Don Vasco de Quiroga. Ubicada a muy corta distancia de nuestro Hotel Mansión Iturbe. Se localiza entre el Museo de Artes e Industrias Populares y el Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita.

Conforme a la Leyenda, algunos años después de que Don Vasco de Quiroga cambiara de Tzintzuntzan la capital de la provincia y sede episcopal a Pátzcuaro, el manantial que abastecía de agua a la población comenzó a secarse.
Uno de los argumentos que en su momento utilizó para hacer el cambio de la sede a Pátzcuaro, fue que hubiera un lugar con suficiente agua para sus pobladores, por lo que gente inconforme empezó a impugnar a Don Vasco por su falta de previsión al seleccionar el nuevo lugar en donde se estableció la capital de la provi…

Soledad Tafolla Leveroni, Michoacan Artist

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Support for the Michoacán artists always has been important to Mansión Iturbe. Among the works that decorate our walls are those by distinguished Michoacán painters, including several works of the outstanding painter Soledad Tafolla Leveroni.


Soledad has presented more than 50 individual and participated in more than 70 collective art shows. In Mexico she has exhibited in Mexico City, Monterrey, Saltillo, Puebla, Colima, Morelia, Uruapan, and Pátzcuaro.


Her work can also be found in private collections, museums, and cultural centers in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, United States, Guatemala, and Cuba.


Last April, the presentation of her new book was held at our very own Doña Paca Restaurant, and was attended by cultural and political personalities, as well as artistic representatives from Michoacán, Colima, and Mexico City.




Soledad Tafolla Leveroni, Artista Michoacana

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El apoyo a los Artistas Michoacanos siempre ha sido importante para la Mansión Iturbe. Entre las obras que decoran sus muros, se encuentran obras de distinguidos pintores michoacanos.  Sobresaliendo varias obras de la destacada pintora Soledad Tafolla Leveroni.

Soledad ha presentado más de 50 exposiciones individuales y 70 Colectivas. En México ha expuesto en la Ciudad de México, Monterrey, Saltillo, Puebla, Colima, Morelia, Uruapan y en Pátzcuaro, varias veces en el Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita.

Su obra también se puede encontrar en colecciones privadas, museos y centros culturales en diferentes países como: Italia, Francia, España, Austria, Estados Unidos, Guatemala y Cuba.

El pasado mes de abril se presentó su libro y en Pátzcuaro la presentación se llevó a cabo en nuestro Restaurante Doña Paca, con la presencia de personalidades de la cultura, la política y el arte de Michoacán, Colima y la Ciudad de México.

The Archaeological Site of Ihuatzio, Michoacán

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Among the archaeological sites to visit near Pátzcuaro, you will find the archeological site of Ihuatzio, nestled in the Lake Region.
For our guests at Hotel Mansión Iturbe who seek a cultural tourism experience, to learn and to enjoy our region's archaeological heritage, a visit to the archaeological site of Ihuatzio is a must-do.
To get there from Pátzcuaro, take the Road 120 towards Quiroga.  On the way, you will find a detour to Ihuatzio.  The distance between Pátzcuaro and Ihuatzio is approximately 16 kms (7 miles).  There is a sign for the site before you enter the town.  The archaeological site is located north of the village, approximately 800 meters from the square. (You can also get there as if you were going to Tzintzuntzan; there is a sign for Ihuatzio about half way to Tzintzuntzan.)  According to research, it appears that Ihuatzio had two inhabitants at different times. The first was the Nahua people, and the second was that of the Purépecha.
The Nahua had a rudimentary …