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Let its past filled with silver surprise you, walk through the labyrinthine streets and marvel at the magnificent architecture.

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What Makes It Magical

There are places, such as Taxco, which owe their history and appearance to the gifts of the earth, and it was silver that gave this town its identity. Its people still make a living from the commerce and manufacture of objects made with this precious metal, and the baroque constructions built during the colony’s mining boom are still standing. Any roof terrace is perfect for contemplating these treasures of the past; the new and small treasures must be sought along the city’s cobblestone streets.

Why You Should Go

Its Rich Silver Past

  • Thanks to silver, the magnate José de la Borda commissioned the beautiful Parroquia de Santa Prisca y San Sebastián in the 17th century.
  • Casa Borda, today the Casa de Cultura (Culture House), is another magnificent example of the baroque architecture that was built during the era of abundance.
  • Silver used to be used to make religious objects but not jewelry. It wasn’t until 1931, when the New Yorker William Spratling set up his first workshop on Calle de las Delicias, that the jewelry tradition that gives this town its identity was begun. 

At the Very Least

Have a look at the nine altarpieces inside the Parroquia de Santa Prisca, as well as the oil paintings attributed to the painter Miguel Cabrera.

Don’t Miss

  1. Visit the legendary Bar Berta, founded in 1930,and enjoy the drinks they prepare there.
  2. See the Juan O’Gorman mural that adorns the swimming pool of the Hotel Posada de la Misión.
  3. Wander aimlessly through the cobblestone streets around Plaza Borda.

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