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Santa Prisca de Taxco

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Plaza Borda 1, Centro, 40200 Taxco, Gro., Mexico

Opening Hours

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"When visiting Santa Prisca de Taxco in Mexico City, make sure to arrive early in the morning to beat the crowds and fully appreciate the breathtaking Baroque architecture. Don't forget to climb the bell tower for a panoramic view of the charming colonial town of Taxco."

What is Santa Prisca de Taxco?

Santa Prisca de Taxco is a historic church located in the city of Taxco, Mexico. Nestled in the heart of the city, the church is a prominent landmark that captivates visitors with its grand architecture and rich history.

History of Santa Prisca de Taxco

The history of Santa Prisca de Taxco dates back to the 18th century. Construction of the church began in 1751 and was completed in 1758. It was commissioned by a wealthy silver baron, José de la Borda, as a symbol of gratitude for his successful silver mining business. The baroque-style architecture of the church is a testament to the wealth and prosperity of Taxco during the colonial period.

When planning your tours in Mexico City don't forget to visit Santa Prisca de Taxco.

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Why is Santa Prisca de Taxco Important?

Santa Prisca de Taxco holds significant cultural and historical importance. The church showcases the architectural brilliance of the colonial era and serves as a reminder of the city's prosperous past. It is also a place of worship for the local community and attracts numerous tourists who seek to admire its beauty and learn about Taxco's heritage.

Things to Do & See at Santa Prisca de Taxco

  • Marvel at the Architecture: The elaborate facade of Santa Prisca de Taxco features intricate carvings, ornate columns, and statues, all showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship of the period.

  • Step inside the Church: Enter the church to experience its grandeur. Admire the stunning altar adorned with gold leaf, beautiful paintings, and religious artifacts that reflect the devotion of the faithful.

  • Attend a Mass: Witness the spiritual atmosphere by attending a mass or religious ceremony at Santa Prisca de Taxco. The church offers a serene and peaceful environment for worship.

  • Explore the Surroundings: Take a stroll through the charming streets of Taxco and discover the city's rich history and vibrant culture. Visit nearby silver shops and galleries to admire and purchase exquisite silver jewelry and crafts

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With its architectural splendor and cultural significance, Santa Prisca de Taxco is a must-visit attraction for history enthusiasts, architecture lovers, and anyone seeking to immerse themselves in the charm of colonial Mexico.

Frequently asked questions

What is Santa Prisca de Taxco?

Santa Prisca de Taxco is a famous church located in the city of Taxco, Mexico.

When was Santa Prisca de Taxco built?

Santa Prisca de Taxco was built between 1751 and 1758.

Who designed Santa Prisca de Taxco?

Santa Prisca de Taxco was designed by architect Jose de la Borda.

What architectural style is Santa Prisca de Taxco?

Santa Prisca de Taxco is a prime example of Mexican Baroque architecture.

Is Santa Prisca de Taxco open to visitors?

Yes, Santa Prisca de Taxco is open to visitors and is a popular tourist attraction.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Plaza Borda 1, Centro, 40200 Taxco, Gro., Mexico

Opening Hours

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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