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Santa Clara del Cobre, Patzcuaro

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Named "the Magical Village" in 2010, Santa Clara del Cobre represents both a historic site and a place of amazing art and craft. Spend an afternoon sightseeing and learning about the Purépecha people, who lived here in the pre-Hispanic era, and were extremely advanced smiths. Go around the town and see the two plazas, decorated with copper on benches and roofs. Visit the two churches and enjoy going around many old-fashioned shops, some of which still have the forges running and accept visitors. Make sure you stop by the museum of copper, too. If you visit in late August, attend the festival of copper artistry, which also includes a competition. See Santa Clara del Cobre and all Patzcuaro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Patzcuaro itinerary maker.
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  • I've grown up near a copper mine and these artisans take working with copper to a new level. Wonder, detailed complicated pieces abound. Don't miss a demo if possible...just go!!!!  more »
  • The town is tiny and not as nice as Pátzcuaro, but the copper handcrafts are amazing. It is 20 minutes from Patzcuaro and it has at least a dozen stores with beautiful and very affordable copper produ...  more »
  • A small village between conifers-filled hills. Home prepared in small restaurants around the main square where you can enjoy cooking. Be dazzled from the magnificent pieces made in copper in the local museum. And of course get some crafts one of many locals that there is.
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  • A dump for the most part. Can be interesting if you haven't seen a dump before. Terrible dirty street markets. Some people shop for copper there. Mostly kitsch.
  • Beautiful very cute all quitos to comi ta lod yellow corn bread majestic cases etc.
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  • Very nice Pueblo Mágico
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  • Beautiful magic town!
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