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. See Santa Clara del Cobre and all Patzcuaro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Patzcuaro itinerary maker.
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  • August 2, 2017
    We had to enjoy the competition of copper 2017, very visited place, I recommend you go to eat at El Portal restaurant and soup tarascan, visit the Museum.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Santa Clara is a great place to buy anything copper. El Portón is a wonderful store. If they don't have what you need in copper, they will make it.  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Ability of its craftsmen to work copper, figures, crafts, Cookware, saucepans. Really a small town but it is well worth worth, a great experience and see how to handle the copper and make excellent quality handicrafts!!!
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