Pueblos Magicos (Magical Villages) in Michoacan

Pueblos MagicosPor Liliana Elena González


Michoacan is the only state in Mexico with 4 towns recognized as Pueblos Magicos: Patzcuaro in 2002, Tlalpujahua (2005),  Cuitzeo (2006) y Santa Clara del Cobre (2010).

Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Villages) is a Mexican goverment program initiated by Secretariat of Tourism (SECTUR) to stand out special towns around the country that offer visitors a “magical” experience – by reason of their natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance.

A Pueblo Mágico (Magical Village) is a place with symbolism, legends, history, important events, day-to-day life – in other words, “magic” in its social and cultural manifestations, with great opportunities for tourism.

The programme was launched in 2001. A total of 40 towns and villages in 28 different states have been awarded the title Pueblo Mágico. There will be a total of 52 Pueblos Mágicos.

2 Responses to Pueblos Magicos (Magical Villages) in Michoacan

  1. […] colonial area, full of history and tourism. Patzcuaro and Santa Clara del Cobre have the Pueblo Mágico denomination; Morelia´s downtown is World´s Heritage by UNESCO. Pirekuas, Day of the Dead […]

  2. […] declared by UNESCO (Night of the Dead, traditional Mexican cuisine and Pirekuas songs), three Magic Towns of Mexico: Santa Clara del Cobre, Pátzcuaro and […]

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