Historic Centre of Morelia

  • CATEGORY: Heritage cities, Patrimonio mundial


State of Michoacán
Category: Historic city
Cultural criteria: (ii) (iv) (vi)
Inscription: 13/12/1991

It is an outstanding example of urban planning of the 16th century in America, since its grid layout combines the ideas of the Spanish Renaissance with the Mesoamerican experience. The Baroque style of its numerous monuments is expressed here with a different language. Its beauty is captured in the uprightness and balance of the buildings, in the imposing volume of its towers, in the harmony of the architectural ensembles and in the rational use of the ornamental elements.


Av. Madero , Col. Morelia Centro, C.P. 58000, Morelia, Michoacán