"Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs"
- Thomas Wolfe
LA RUTA DON VASCO TOURS
La Ruta Don Vasco traverses a region of Michoacan’s highlands famed for indigenous Purepecha towns and villages that were deeply influenced by the first Bishop of Michoacan, Don Vasco de Quiroga of Spain.
As a lawyer and judge who had studied canon law and theology, Quiroga had become deeply inspired by Thomas More’s Utopia, first published in 1516. Upon arriving in Michoacan, Quiroga founded Santa Fe de Laguna as a Pueblo Hospital town, and then set about congregating indigenous populations in various towns using this concept.
Join us for a fascinating exploration of Quiroga's concepts and the modern critique of his principles employed here. We highly recommend booking this tour on Fridays, so you can witness Pueblo Hospital in Santa Fe de Laguna.
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