However, more than historical facts and architectural wonders, it is the feel and spirit of the place that is the most important to me.Especially on weekends, you admire the lively atmosphere. They stroll around the beautiful streets and fill the cafes and restaurants in the main square.At the top of the village is the Agustinian Ex-convent of Santa María Magdalena, the most beautiful in the state because of its awesome plateresque architecture dating from the sixteenth century.The facade is adorned with angels and vegetable designs. Its beautiful two-level cloister is surrounded by carved archways.Morelia, the magnificent capital of the state of Michoacán, lies on the banks of the Rio Grande de Morelia between Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico's two largest cities.Settled by the Spanish after their conquest of the native Tarascans in 1541, Morelia has managed to retain the character of a distinguished colonial town.Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Morelia's historic city center and fine colonial buildings are well worth exploring.
Also of interest is an Indian figure of Christ wearing a golden crown donated by Spanish King Philip II, and an imposing organ built in Germany in 1903 that is featured during the city's international organ and music festivals.
After the capture and execution of Hidalgo, Morelos called the Congress in Chilpancingo (nowadays the capital of Guerrero) and the Congress endorsed the Declaration of Independence.
Because of the stranglehold of the Spanish over the economy and the government of the country, Morelos asked for a strong control of immigration and for equality in front of the law for every native of Mexico.
Whether you choose to stay overnight or for an extended getaway, the city will delight you, thanks to such highlights as its beautiful main square and the Plaza de los Mártires with its fine arcades and terraces.
Another architectural gem is the Baroque Palacio de Gobierno with enormous murals by native artist Alfredo Zalce depicting the history of independence and Mexico's revolution.