Santa Clara del Cobre, Patzcuaro

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#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in Michoacan
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. To visit Santa Clara del Cobre on your trip to Patzcuaro, use our Patzcuaro trip builder site .
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  • The village is very small and with a center that has a small square surrounded by arches with very nice wood columns, prepare you torras and toast in the square that are exquisite but impressive wealth is in the work of the artisans working copper with a maes TRIA you hardly find in the world. There are many places with varied kinds of parts, we were in Ziranda House which was more like us by their original techniques and designs, its owner... Lulu is passionate about this art. Highly recommended!
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  • The village is clean and Nice, but copper objects are something to remember, what amazing hands can create such beautiful objects, I have to buy several things I liked.
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  • But, it is a day's visit, you need not stay more than 5 or 6 hours there isn't much to do, is a town of step.
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