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Santa Clara del Cobre, Patzcuaro

(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Es un pueblo mágico que tiene cierto encanto sobre todo por las artesanías de cobre las cuales hay en variedad pero después de mediodía. Antes la mayoría de lugares,esta cerrado. Queda un poco a deber...  more »
  • If you like anything copper you will rate this town with a 5 , it is nice and it has its history, not too big but nice for a quick visit. 
  • Fuimos a este lugar como parte de un tour. Nos llevaron a un lugar llamado casa Felicitas donde nos hicieron una demostracion para ver como se trabaja el cobre. Cuando entiendes la cantidad de esfuerz...  more »
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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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  • I love him
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