Michoacán de Ocampo

Tzintzuntzan

Interesting
Tzintzuntzan
The Essential
Interesting
This village on a promontory overlooking Lake Pátzcuaro is well worth a visit. The former capital of the Purépecha emperors, Tzintzuntzan has preserved its magnificently placed ruins facing the lake. After exploring the 16C Franciscan convent and its hundred-year-old olive trees (atrium), you might buy a wicker basket at the nearby crafts market.