sábado, 24 de enero de 2015

Discover the Cultural Heritage of Patzcuaro

An excellent work concerning the Cultural Heritage of Patzcuaro has recently become available with the support of the Citizen’s Council of Culture of the Municipality of Patzcuaro. The document will assuredly promote interest in learning and appreciating the cultural and intangible heritage that defines our Magical Village.

It is important that future generations have a better knowledge of this heritage so that they can assess and be proud of the legacy of our ancestors, to take care of it, and safeguard it for future generations.
The compilation was led by experts of our Cultural Heritage: Gloria Blancas Lopez, Laura Delia Cruz Yépez, as well as the Citizen’s Council of the Cultural Heritage of Patzcuaro.

The Cultural Heritange of Pátzcuaro an excellent booklet
The Cultural Heritange of Pátzcuaro an excellent booklet
In her notable speech at the presentation of the booklet of the Cultural Heritage of Patzcuaro, Alma Gloria Chávez Castillo explains the following: 
"This booklet is the cataloguing of our heritage, and serves as the best way to preserve the special space that we call Patzcuaro.  We can respect, love, care, and share only that which we know and understand, and in turn this ensures that future generations may continue to enjoy, honor, and safeguard it.”
In the booklet you will find information about the colonial architectural of Patzcuaro, such as its temples, public and private buildings, including Hotel Mansion Iturbe.  Our beautiful squares, fountains, and bronze statues enrich the total picture.


The booklet about the Cultural Heritage of Pátzcuaro includes Hotel Mansion Iturbe
The booklet about the Cultural Heritage of Pátzcuaro includes Hotel Mansion Iturbe

An intriguing piece of our cultural heritage is Juan O’Gorman’s enormous mural (completed in 1942), which depicts the history of Michoacán.  The mural occupies the entire north wall of the Public Library.
There is also a wealth of information on our artisans, historic figures, celebrations, traditions, and even our ancestral dances.

Fascinating legends, such as the Little BullFountain and the Clock at the Compañía, which have been passed down for many generations, are also told.

Natural heritage sites are also highlighted.  They include Lake Patzcuaro, and Estribo Grande (Mirador Tariácuri), the latter of which is on top of an extinct volcano.  You will find the panorama of Patzcuaro from Estribo Grande to be quite impressive!
 
Discover the Cultural Heritage of Pátzcuaro in this booklet
 
You will find an image of Patzcuaro’s coat of arms, along with a brief explanation of the village and its place in history.We are grateful for this compendium of our Cultural Heritage, which was made possible with the support of the National Council for Culture and the Arts, the Government of the State of Michoacán, and the Mayor’s Office of Patzcuaro.
 
*Text, pictures and video property of Hotel Mansión Iturbe.
 
We invite you to check more articles in our blog, you will find information about Pátzcuaro and the surrounding area. We hope this information will be useful for your next trip to our beautiful colonial town in Mexico.
 
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