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Colonial Art in the Lake Pátzcuaro Area

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Pátzcuaro and the Lake Region, have great artistic wealth. From the time of evangelization in the 16th century when the Franciscan monks arrived, numerous temples and monasteries were built in various communities in the region.

Learn more about the unique colonial art around Lake Pátzcuaro. What began as a clash between the Spanish evangelists and Purépecha (indigenous) cultures, ended up in a cultural syncretism. Among their tasks, the evangelizers taught arts and crafts to the indigenous. The Spaniards created many painting in temples, which became a way of connecting with the indigenous on a daily basis.

Sculptures were also used in our region, but using a technique using corn cane paste that the Purépechas used to fashion images of their gods. This technique amazed the evangelists for its lightness, and they exported much of it to Europe.

Through art, they recreated historical events and characters of the era and to disseminate knowledge. This is well illustrated on the walls of the s…

Arte Colonial en la Región del Lago de Pátzcuaro

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Pátzcuaro y la Región Lacustre, atesoran una gran riqueza artística. A partir de la época de la evangelización en el siglo XVI en que llegaron los franciscanos, se edificaron números Templos y Conventos en diferentes comunidades de la Región.



En la Región de Lago de Pátzcuaro, podrás conocer más sobre el Arte Colonial en México. El Arte en sus diferentes expresiones en un principio fue causa de un choque cultural entre la cultura de los evangelizadores y la cultura purépecha que finalmente dio lugar a un sincretismo cultural.
Entre sus tareas los evangelizadores, enseñaron artes y oficios a los indígenas. Realizándose pinturas que ahora se localizan en los templos, ya que era la vía de conexión con la mente de los indígenas y a través de esta herramienta llegaban a su vida cotidiana e influían sobre ellos.



Las esculturas también fueron utilizadas, en nuestra región principalmente de Pasta de Caña de Maíz, una técnica que los Purépechas utilizaban para hacer sus dioses que maravillo a lo…

Five Places to Relax and Unwind near Pátzcuaro

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If what you want is a place to relax and unwind in Mexico, Pátzcuaro and the Lake Region is the ideal destination.
Pátzcuaro is one of the most beautiful “Pueblos Mágicos” (Magical Towns) of Mexico.  It is a fabulous place to rest and walk down the streets and squares, admiring its architecture and discovering its history and traditions. When you visit Pátzcuaro, you have at yourfingertips the enormous Lake Regionwith its great cultural and historical wealth, as well as its abundance of natural resources. You will discover communities far away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, where you will find “the readl thing” at every turn.  We recommend that you carefully plan your visit to the area to take full advantage of your time. Five of our top destinations in the area include: 1.  The Island of Pacanda is the largest island of Lake Pátzcuaro, though it is not the most popular (Janitzio).  It is an ideal place to get in touch with nature and enjoy the rural tourism; give yourself t…