Morelia - Sanctuary of Our Lady Guadalup




quick facts

State:  Michoacan
Location:  Central Mexico - Bajio Region
Altitude:  1920 Meters / 6400 Feet
Founded:  Nahua Culture 7th Century 
P'urepecha Culture 12th Century
Matlatzincas Culture 12th-15th Century
Spanish 1525-1526 under Gonzalo Gomez
UNESCO Designation:  1991
Economy:  Tourism, Education, Production of cooking oil, flour, cement, plastics, bottling and candies
Seat Population:  743,275 (2020)
Name: From 1545 to 1828 formerly called Valladolid.  It was changed to Morelia to honor Jose Maria Morelos following Mexico's War of Independence.