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The Cultural House (Casa de Cultura)

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Address: Morelia, Mexico

This cultural center is a gathering place for artists and musicians and...

This cultural center is a gathering place for artists and musicians and offers a variety of classes.

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Excellent place to visit with historical building

One of several locations that we toured. Interesting and well preserved architectural elements and was in good location

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cortez, Colorado
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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of several locations that we toured. Interesting and well preserved architectural elements and was in good location

Thank tornillo2015
Morelia, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a historical building arranged as museum. It had the taste of colonial days and the awesome of modern art collections. It's always a pleasure to get in there even just for a walk.

Thank Leticia R
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Centuries old Jesuit monastery transformed into a cultural center. Don't miss the sun dial on the outside wall: it still works!

Thank DocAndyHouston
Morelia, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is the place where lots of cultural activies are held and where you can take some "culture" classes like dancing, writing, painting, and others. It is a very antique place with a beatiful architecture. Its a nice place, but there's nothing like tourist information for visitors.

Thank Leo_Arias
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I stumbled across this, and was so glad I did! I have a friend named Carmen, so I meandered over to the Virgen del Carmen church to look around and take photos. At some point I became aware that the former convent, connected to the church, is the Casa de Cultura. To begin with, there were lovely sculptures of Don... More 

3 Thank ComradeCamper
Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 474 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a large and superbly built building with a large courtyard facing a portico and a second floor built in pink rocks. The architecture is beautiful and well preserved. At different times there are many cultural activities, painting shows and a great selection of local folk art.

Thank marcopolo111
Yarmouth, Maine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Travel guides suggested that this would be a good place for a tourist to go to see various artisans and cultural exhibits. It is a lovely building, virtually empty when we arrived, which is used for many types of classes in art and music, but does not have anything to offer a tourist who wanders in.

Thank foxpawme
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

Many of the artists studios are not open all the time but the gift shop is first rate. This is operated by the local government. Artists who have studios or sales space are juried in so the quality of the work is high.

Thank Zinnia M
McKinleyville, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

Morelia and Michoacan are very important to Mexico. I think everyone that visits Mexico should visit Morelia and learn how much culture Mexicans have developed.

2 Thank HarryNJohnon
Cabo San Lucas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Oboy, what can I say? We spent several hours just soaking up the beauty and balance of this stone palace that houses the Casa de Cultura in Morelia. You can feel the energy of the Spanish and indigenous craftsmen who carved this palace from stone. There is a perfection to its proportion and design seldom seen anywhere in the world.... More 

2 Thank CaboSanLucasCocinera

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