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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 Pur├ępecha 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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  • Beautiful town square, fantastic shopping experience if you want copper, lots of stores, demonstrations on how pots are hand hammered, wonderful day. Did not spend the night there.  more »
  • As everyone knows this is the place for copper. From bracelets, rings and necklaces all the way up with large sculptures, pots & pans all at very reasonable prices. However, this is more than just the...  more »
  • Second visit to Santa Clara de Cobre. If you want anything in copper this is the place to go. Beautiful artwork, pots, crosses, plates and other souvenirs in the town located around the town square. A...  more »