Catedral de Morelia
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Climbing up to the bell tower in the Cathedral downtown

My friend Nena was giving me a tour of Morelia upon my first time there (I loved it so much I have been back four times!).  Morelia has a beautiful cathedral in the heart of downtown. 

Once inside, we marveled at how grand and beautiful it is.  I noticed a spiral staircase near the main door, and followed it up with my eye.  I said to Nena, "Hey, let's climb that and see where it goes!"  She said, "No, we'll get in trouble!"  Well, I convinced her, and up we went.  It took us to the balcony where the organ player would sit to play the huge pipe organ inside. 

Then I noticed a ladder that went up even further.  I said, "C'mon, let's keep going!"  And so we ventured up the ladder, and after a bit of a climb, we find ourselves in the bell tower! 

The bells were huge--and I'm glad they weren't clanging.  After a few minutes, we thought it best to get down without getting caught, so we slipped back down almost without being seen.

We quickly exited the Cathedral and merged into the crowd on the street, and we were gone!  It was awesome--and experience that we will never forget!

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