Historic Centre of Morelia (1991)
Mexico

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Built in the 16th century, Morelia is an outstanding example of urban planning which combines the ideas of the Spanish Renaissance with the Mesoamerican experience. Well-adapted to the slopes of the hill site, its streets still follow the original layout. More than 200 historic buildings, all in the region's characteristic pink stone, reflect the town's architectural history, revealing a masterly and eclectic blend of the medieval spirit with Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical elements. 

Mexico 1940. Air post stamp. Morelia. College of St. Nicholas.

Morelia was the birthplace of several important personalities of independent Mexico and has played a major role in the country's history. 

Mexico 1991. Morelia. 450th anniversary of foundation.

  • Mexico 1940. Air post stamp. Morelia. College of St. Nicholas. 

  • Mexico 1991. Morelia. 450th anniversary of foundation. Note that the stamp is rouletted, not perforated. 

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Other World Heritage sites in Mexico (on this website). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Mexico-section, for further information about the individual properties. 

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