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Morelia • Mexico

Morelia • Mexico

Morelia

Morelia, the capital of the state of Michoacán (seen in gold in the picture), lies far to the south of Fullerton, several hours west of Mexico City.  It is one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, and also one of the most historic.  Morelia became Fullerton's first Sister City in 1965, and since that time, hundreds of Sister City Ambassadors have returned to tell us of its hospitality and authentic Mexican culture.

Visitors to Morelia have their pick of activities.  The city is a blend of both modern amenities and ancient treasures, including the famous Catedral de Morelia, where a breathtaking lighting ceremony takes place every Saturday night.  Nearby towns boast artisans in a wide array of crafts: copper, pottery, guitars and even specialty Christmas ornaments.

Since the first Sister City visit over forty years ago, Fullerton and Morelia residents have journeyed back and forth on a regular basis, and the tradition of friendship is flourishing like the magnolia tree beside Fullerton City Hall.  Read the Wikipedia entry on Morelia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morelia to learn more about Fullerton's original Sister City.

A beautiful walk in a park is one way to describe the fantastic array of artesian fountains at a famous national park near Morelia -- Uruapan.