You enter this enigmatic lake-crater through a tunnel about 1,500 feet (500 meters) long, which local children are in charge of lighting. Most of the route is dark and narrow, until you leave the tunnel and everything is transformed.
At the other end of the tunnel you’re hit with the sensation that you’ve just reached another planet. The scenery is something completely unexpected: a white desert. If it weren’t for the inescapable heat, you could mistake it for a snowy landscape. A small reddish lake and green hill surrounding the ghostly crater provoke beautiful contrasts to the white soil.
|Morelia Aqueduct Water Box||2020||81.4km||site_ao|
|El Charco del Ingenio (The Mill Puddle)||2020||77km||site_ao|
|Presa de San Renovato||2019||64.2km||site_ao|
|The Former Chapel Hospital of Los Juaninos||2019||80.6km||site_ao|
|LU Cocina Michoacana||2019||80.5km||site_ao|
|Fábrica La Aurora||2019||76.4km||site_ao|
|Teaching School of Guanajuato||2019||64.5km||site_ao|
|‘Uandákua Tsïuaxati/Brota la Lengua’ (‘The Language Springs’)||2019||80km||site_ao|
|Barrio de Guadalupe Street Art||2019||76km||site_ao|
|The Chapel of Jimmy Ray||2019||75.5km||site_ao|
|Don Sshinda Collection||2019||75.9km||site_ao|
|Hotel Castillo Santa Cecilia||2019||67.2km||site_ao|
|Ex-Hacienda de San Gabriel de Barrera Gardens||2019||64.9km||site_ao|
|‘People and Landscape of Michoacán’ Mural||2019||80.5km||site_ao|
|Mexico’s Underground Torture Museum||2018||68km||site_ao|
|Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco||2008||75.4km||site_whs|
|Historic Centre of Morelia||1991||80.4km||site_whs|
|Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines||1988||65.8km||site_whs|
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