Pátzcuaro region includes not only the same name county. Remember that Pátzcuaro was once capital of a vast empire, though through the conformation of the curren political division, makes it smaller, but not less influyent.
Pátzcuaro region is now una of the 7 regions that integrates the geography odf Michoacán state. THe other 6 are: Morelia, Zamora, Zitácuaro (country of the monarch buterfly), Uruapan, Apatzingán y Lázaro Cárdenas (cost).
In tis case, Pátzcuaro region has in its surface 10 countys including Pátzcuaro: Tzintzuntzan, Erongrarícuaro, Quiroga, Salvador Escalante -more known as Santa Clara del Cobre-, Ario de Rosales, Tacámbaro, Zacapu, la Huacana & Carácuaro. Together, those conform the truly heart of Michoacán. The place where the most ancient and deepest and last traditions of the state takes place and have contributed greatly to the knowledge of hte Mexican gasatromony as Human Heritage by UNESCO.
This region counts as well, with the unique celbration of the Day of the death, that owns as well the title of Human Heritage and host four of the eight “Magical Towns” that Michoacán have: Pátzcuaro, Tzintzuntzan, Santa Clara del cobre & Tacámbaro.
All of this speaks of the great cultural wealth and the importance of the area, which turns it in the ideal place to visit for all those looking to rest, learning and inspiration.