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- Peace of Mind
Set in a 16th century colonial mansion considered a historical landmark, Casa de la Real Aduana Boutique Hotel offers as stay in the heart of Patzcuaro. With just five rooms, this exquisite all-adult retreat brings together art, culture and history for an authentic Mexican experience.
Each of the uniquely designed rooms features a mix of antique furniture and artefacts with modern artworks. This combination continues in the communal spaces, with the living room and library featuring a grand piano and numerous interesting artefacts.
The dining room dishes up a generous breakfast, while dinners can be arranged with 24 hours’ notice, served with candlelight, music and wine – and maybe a glass of mezcal as a nightcap.
Courtyards and gardens surround the property offering lots of private nooks, while the onsite arts centre often holds live music recitals. Culture and nature tours showcase the region’s archaeological importance, cultural heritage and beauty.
- Art collection
- Massage service
- La Folia Arte, arts centre at the hotel
- Explore the Historic Quarter of Patzcuaro and Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, said to be Mexico’s most beautiful colonial square
- Visit the pilgrimage centre of Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Salud
- Monarch butterflies tour
- Discover the ancient pyramids at Ihuatzio and archaeological site and 16th century monastery at Tzintzuntzan
- Food tours
- Culture and nature tours
- Local markets
“You're made to feel welcome from the moment you arrive at the stylish and homely Casa de la Real Aduana. In perfect hacienda style, with a wraparound veranda and a pretty central courtyard, it's a wonder of colonial architecture and those who stay are captivated by the art. The live music recitals are impressive; try to time your stay with classical guitar or a piano solo on the candlelit patio.”
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