"This apartment is ideal if you like urban settings in an historic neighborhood. Its location is convenient for shopping, about a 10 - 15 minute walk to Morelia Cathedral, and a 5 minute walk to the aqueduct. There is a bus stop in front of condo, and restaurants of all types and prices are nearby.
For shopping, the apartment is across from "Tu Plaza” and "Mercado Revolución". The former sells mainly clothing. The latter sells fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers, etc. Both have a large selection of cafes and snack bars. There's a 24 hour pharmacy (Guadalajara) three blocks away. Supermercados (Soriana, for example) and a large shopping center (Las Américas) are a 15-30 minute bus or taxi ride from the apartment.
Taxis are plentiful, and most public transport is on "colectivos" (15 passenger vans). The color coded colectivo route system is fairly easy to learn. Fare is 7 pesos as of July 2016. Pay the driver upon entry, or if you don't have your money ready, just take a seat and ask your fellow passengers to pass your fare forward (drivers will make change, but not from large banknotes). It's customary for passengers to greet one another upon entry / exit with a simple “buenos(-as) días/tarde/noche". A good interactive website for colectivos is at buscaturuta.mx
For trips outside of Morelia, the TAM (Terminal Autobuses Morelia) is northwest of centro (use taxi or colectivo).
Morelia is safe (with the usual precautions one takes in any large city). The parks (Villagongín, for example) are beautiful. Historic sites (cathedral, churches, chapels, sanctuaries, aqueduct, etc.) are all well maintained.
One important point about this apartment - it's fantastic if you are accustomed to city living. The market starts setting up at 5:30AM, and by 7AM the street is busy. Personally I found it fascinating. However, if you're not accustomed to this sort of neighborhood activity, this might not be the best choice. However, the rooftop terrace is very private - with great views of the hills surrounding Morelia.
The owner has an office about 10 minutes from the apartment with a staff that can help with difficulties or answer questions. We were very satisfied with the service. In the apartment, there is a helpful list of restaurants, attractions, and emergency contacts (hospital, doctors, dentists, etc.). There is also a large library of books, including guide books."
Guest: Richard S.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 17, 2016