Michoacan Travel Guide

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One of the many monarch butterflies at the sanctuary

One of the many monarch butterflies at the sanctuary

Janelle M. Chang

Morelia is the capital city of Michoacán state. It has a arquitechtonic beautiness considered a Patrimony of Mankind. And it is the native place of Morelos, one of the main characters involved in México's independence from Spain in 1810.

Michoacán de Ocampo received this name due to Melchor Ocampo, a noticeable liberal defender who proposed several treats in favour of Liberalism in Mexico.

One of the most prominent feature of Michoacan is 'El Rosario - The Butterfly Sanctuary' where if you visit at the right time, you will see thousands of monarch butterflies that are migrating from up north. The sanctuary is at the top of a steel hill so you have choices between hiking or paying for a ride with one of the many locals who run trucks frequently up the trail. It's easiest to make some new friends and split the cost as it isn't terribly inexpensive for the short ride. Once at the sanctuary, prepare for a strenuous uphill hike to the top of the mountain. The hike is very scenic however as there are many butterflies amongst the trees.

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