Colonial jewel and silversmith center.
The exploitation of its rich veins of silver made it one of the most important mining centers in New Spain and is the birthplace of the illustrious Juan Ruíz de Alarcón.
Its great wealth is found inside its hills, in the mines that were exploited since the Spanish conquerors arrived in this region, reaching its maximum splendor in the 18th century with entrepreneurs such as José de la Borda who was the benefactor who built the cathedral of Santa Prisca.
Taxco is a picturesque town with white houses, red tiles and cobbled streets, in the middle of a mountainous area. Walking through its narrow, cobbled streets easily takes 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 the biggest attractions of Taxco are all its shops and silverware workshops where you can watch the skilled artisans working the silver to achieve these unique pieces.
There are various options for all tastes and budgets of visitors, from fine jewelry to rhinestones.