Church of Our Virgin of Health (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Salud), Patzcuaro

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  • Attractive area with lots of local selling and activity coupled with loud celebrations and absolutely gorgegous flower arrangements everywhere...nice worthwhile stop  more »
  • Very nice Basilica, just two blocks from the main square. Had said us that the Virgin Mary had face with various features on each side, one more Creole and the other more Spanish, but despite observing it for quite a while, nothing found
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  • We are not particularly religious but since we were going to Patzcuaro a few years ago a family friend (who is from Patzcuaro) told us to go pray at the Basilica about a family tragedy. We did and who...  more »
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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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