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Taxco

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Taxco, Xalpa, 09640 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

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When visiting Taxco in Mexico City, make sure to explore the hidden alleys and stairways that lead to stunning viewpoints overlooking the city's picturesque streets and rooftops. Don't forget to try the local specialty, "chile en nogada," a delicious dish made with poblano peppers, a creamy walnut sauce, and pomegranate seeds, typically available during the months of August and September.

What is Taxco?

Taxco is a charming town located in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Nestled in the mountains, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Known for its rich history, colonial architecture, and silver mines, Taxco is a must-visit destination for travelers.

History of Taxco

The history of Taxco dates back to pre-Columbian times when it was inhabited by indigenous populations. However, its transformation into a colonial town began with the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century. The Spanish recognized the town's potential for silver mining and established mines that brought prosperity to the region. Over the centuries, Taxco became renowned for its silver production and gained international recognition for its craftsmanship.

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

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Why is Taxco Important?

Taxco is not only important for its historical significance but also for its cultural and economic contributions. The town's silver industry has played a vital role in Mexico's economy, and Taxco silver is highly sought after worldwide. Additionally, Taxco's colonial architecture and traditional practices have been preserved, making it a living testament to Mexico's rich heritage.

Things to do & see in Taxco

  • Santa Prisca Church: The Santa Prisca Church is a stunning example of Mexican Baroque architecture. Its intricate facade and ornate interiors are a sight to behold.

  • Taxco Silver Mines: Explore the silver mines that have been in operation for centuries. Learn about the mining process and the town's silver legacy.

  • Casa Borda Museum: Visit the Casa Borda Museum, located in a beautifully restored 18th-century mansion. The museum showcases Taxco's history, silver artifacts, and local art.

  • Plaza Borda: Take a stroll in Plaza Borda, the main square of Taxco. Admire the colonial architecture, enjoy local street food, and shop for silver jewelry and handicrafts.

  • Teleferico de Taxco: Ride the Teleferico de Taxco, a cable car system that offers panoramic views of the town and its surroundings. It is an unforgettable experience.

Aside from these attractions, Taxco's cobblestone streets, vibrant markets, and traditional festivals create a lively atmosphere that immerses visitors in the town's culture. Whether you are interested in history, architecture, shopping, or simply soaking in the charming ambiance, Taxco has something for everyone.

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With its rich heritage, picturesque scenery, and warm hospitality, Taxco promises a memorable experience for all who visit. Plan your trip and discover the magic of this enchanting Mexican town.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Taxco located?

Taxco is located in Mexico City.

What makes Taxco popular?

Taxco is known for its silver mining and silver jewelry production.

What are some popular attractions in Taxco?

Some popular attractions in Taxco include Santa Prisca Church, Teleférico de Taxco (cable car), and the Taxco Silver Museum.

Is Taxco a safe place to visit?

Taxco is generally considered safe for tourists, but it's always recommended to take necessary precautions and be aware of your surroundings.

How far is Taxco from Mexico City?

Taxco is approximately 175 kilometers (109 miles) southwest of Mexico City.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Taxco, Xalpa, 09640 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Varies

Find it on google maps