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COLONIAL GEM AND SILVER CENTER

The exploitation of its rich silver veins made it one of the most important mining centers in New Spain and the birthplace of the illustrious Juan Ruíz de Alarcón.

Its great wealth lies within its hills, in the mines that were exploited by the Spanish conquistadors when they arrived in this region, reaching its peak in the 18th century with entrepreneurs like José de la Borda, who was the benefactor that built the Santa Prisca Cathedral.

Another important figure in Taxco's history is William Spratling, who arrived in the city in 1931 and, thanks to his design skills combined with the craftsmanship of the people of Taxco, developed a unique way of working with silver, making Taxco creations recognized worldwide.

Taxco is a picturesque town with white houses, red tiles, and cobblestone streets, nestled in a mountainous area. Walking through its narrow, cobblestone streets easily transports us back to the 18th century.

It is considered a "National Monument" and houses one of the most beautiful examples of viceregal architecture, the majestic Santa Prisca.

One of Taxco's main attractions is its numerous silver shops and workshops, where you can observe skilled artisans working on the silver to create those unique pieces. There are various options for all tastes and budgets, from fine jewelry to costume jewelry.

If you want to buy silver items, it is important to know that there are different grades of quality, measured by the purity of the metal. Although there are several grades, the most recommended are .925 and .950, numbers that are marked on the piece.

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Every Saturday, numerous silver artisans set up temporary stalls in various streets of the city, offering beautiful pieces such as earrings, necklaces, rings, and more.

Something you can't miss is a ride on the cable car, an 800-meter journey that ends at the Monte Taxco hotel. It is also interesting to visit the Hotel Posada de la Misión, which has access to a tunnel that leads to a mine over 500 years old, or maybe even older, as some scholars believe that this mine was already exploited before the arrival of the Spaniards. The descent is in a mining elevator, and you can explore up to 150 meters of illuminated tunnels until you reach the mine shaft. In this hotel, you can also admire the mural by Juan O'Gorman, which is located in front of the swimming pool.

When you visit Taxco, be sure to try its delicious pozole, cecina (cured meat), jumiles (a type of edible stink bug), as well as the famous fiambre, which combines pork, chicken, and beef accompanied by jalapeños, grapes, almonds, and olives.

The climate is temperate with warm summers, and nights in December and January tend to be cool.   

This Magical Town is located 160 km from Mexico City, a little over a two-hour journey.

Visit the Cristo de la Cima

It is known as Cristo Monumental or Cristo Taxqueño. It is a monumental statue that is 5 m high. It is located at the top of Cerro de Atachi and presents its open arms as a protective symbol of Taxco because it looks directly at the population.

It is located on a viewpoint from where you can enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the town, from where you can take some of the best photos. From Taxco you can get there by car or if you are in good physical condition you can walk to the top.

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