Michoacán is the state of the artisans, indigenous dances and has a past with close ties to religion. All of this is kept alive within its cities and traditional towns that have been able to conserve their music, dishes, festivities, artistic expressions and natural heritage.
Michoacán’s name comes from the Náhuatl word michihuacán which means “place of the fishermen”. Its territory forms part of the Sierra Madre del Sur and the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. The state’s climate is mostly sub-humid warm and its annual average temperature is 68°F. Its Magical Towns are Pátzcuaro, Angangueo, Cuitzeo, Santa Clara del Cobre, Tacámbaro, Jiquilpan, Tzintzuntzan, Tlalpujahua and Paracho. The Paricutín Volcano is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. La Noche de Muertos (The Night of the Dead), traditional Pirekua songs and the Monarch Butterfly Reserve are all on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.