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Santa Clara del Cobre, Patzcuaro
(4.4/5 based on 200+ 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I have visited Sta Clara over 2 dozen times over the past 15 years and I am always happy to walk around and browse. The copper handiworks are amazing (most are made local) and I have acquired a fair a...  more »
  • Very nice place, very friendly and helpful people as always in our Mexico! Many things to see copper, a Museum and many crafts, no doubt there is a must place to visit when one goes to Michoacán
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  • The village is small, its people are friendly, it has several attractions related to handicraft copper working in the place. The Museum, the goldsmiths workshops and shops! Delight my view with works of art produced by these people, handwork, from smelting of copper, to the backdrop of parts, figures of different sizes, for all tastes and possibilities, I've been countless times and always have something new and different. I enjoy this place.
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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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