How to plan a romantic getaway to Morelia, Mexico

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Morelia is perfect for romance. World Heritage Site worthy downtown, stunning pink quarry buildings, amazing food and impressive museums. In short, ideal for falling in love all over again.

We give you some ideas to enjoy the capital of Michoacan on romantic mode. Whether it’s an anniversary trip, a proposal scheme or a honeymoon, Morelia is one dreamy place where love is always in the air.

A walk through Callejón del Romance

Literally “Romance Alley”, this pedestrian little street in downtown Morelia is the place to just hold hands and stroll through. Adorned with lovely fountains and planters, it makes for a memorable walk. Remember to check out the love messages and fragments of poetry written on the walls.



The sweetest date ever

Museo del Dulce, as the name promises, is a museum devoted entirely to the making of candy. Not just any kind of candy though, but traditional candy from Michoacan, which includes the quince jellies the region is known for, as well as all kinds of custards, jams, palanquetas, chocolates and cajeta (milk caramel).

Enjoy learning about the process of making all of these fascinating sweets and have a great time tasting them with your loved one.

Beauty therapy

If you only walk into one church in Morelia, let it be the startling Santuario de Guadalupe, which interior is breathtaking, to say the least.



The magnificent, almost psychedelic decoration is the work of native artist Joaquín Orta, and it was made with a mixed technique of clay and plaster. Let the beauty of this place inspire you and put you in the mood for love.

Memorable dinners

No romantic getaway is complete without a couple of memorable dining experiences. Here’s a few top choices to please you significant other with the perfect, romantic dinner.

La Azotea has an unbeatable view of downtown Morelia, with the cathedral on the forefront. With an outstanding wine selection and a menu that caters to modern international tastes, this one’s a sure winner.



Speaking of international cuisine, consider Chango for an unforgettable, culinary experience. This upscale restaurant in mid-downtown will please the most educated palates with delicious dishes like the Galician-style octopus and a killer lamb burger.

Finally, Tata Mezcalería is a chic spot where Morelian young adults love to hangout, not only because of the cutting edge, contemporary take on Mexican cuisine, but for the impressive mezcal collection in the bar.

One final tip: the best way to explore the beauty of downtown Morelia is to find a hotel that is in it. City Express Morelia has the perfect location, literally opposite to the city’s main square. See you there!

How to plan a romantic getaway to Morelia, Mexico