Church of Our Virgin of Health (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Salud), Patzcuaro
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  • This is the second time I visit this church. This time around, we were lucky to witness a wedding with mariachi music. Very kewl. I learned more about the history of the Madonna that resides here. The...  more »
  • Location up the upper portion of town, the interior of the sanctuary appears to be mostly original. Lots of gilding on the altars. The 12 stations of the cross surround the sanctuary floor from front ...  more »
  • The basilica of health, is very beautiful and majestic. Inside is the image of the health Viefen. Believers make a ritual where ask the Virgin cure certain illness, pass under his cloak. One can surround the image and behind her the cloak is extended.
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  • Excellent building, iconic of the city, but unfortunately, the Administration is very inefficient, foul human sense, should be improved much attention to users above all because it is one of the most important city.
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  • By the Santísima Virgen de la Salud's patients that I have received many healings! Beautiful Mexican traditional village and its friendly people and its excellent cuisine!
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  • Very nice place
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  • History of the image of the María Virgen de la Salud, patron saint of the Archdiocese of Morelia and Michoacan State in the year of 1526 reach Michoacan the first Franciscan Missionaries Fray Martín de la Coruña to the head; ten years later, in 1536, the bishopric of Michoacan was erected by order of Pope Paul III and 1540, seems to be the year in which it was sent do an image of Mary to the indigenous people who inhabited the region of Lake Pátzcuaro, who were experts in the development of a very original material never before used figures from before or elsewhere, raw material consisting of dry corn shank marrow, ground and mixed with a paste retrieved from the bulb of the orchids, very common in the Michoacan forests. This paste is known as pasta of cane, she made multiple images now regarded as miraculous as Nuestra Señora de Zapopan, our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos and many Crucificados that have throughout the national territory and even in abroad as the most Holy Christ of Telde Gran Canaria or the Torrijos Toledo. In the year 1690, the parish priest of the place sent to cut much of the original tunic (which according to assumptions fell into stiff folds with mantle raw to the shoulder of the same paste) to replace it with rich fabrics imported according to the custom of the time, as well as putting a cloud and a silver pedestal, as shown currently. Obviously at the time, the measure caused uproar and annoyance among the faithful, and even said that sculptors responsible for making such modifications refused flatly and task corresponded them priests, advised by experienced craftsmen. Legend has it that the priests begin to crop the image, this changed his face showing a gesture of grief and sweat profusely. Recently it was discovered in the archives of the Basilica a notarial document of the era where sits under oath this made as apparent miracle. True or not, the image was transformed to its current appearance.
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  • It is an iconic place for purepecha culture and contains much history of Don Vasco de Quiroga. Is well worth knowing it and enjoy its environs, some rich meal or dessert.
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