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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  • Beautiful picturesque village... beautiful copper crafts. You can enjoy walking between streets and craftsmanship. Do not hesitate to ask prices because if they vary between the Centre and the surrounding area. BEAUTIFUL ALL MICHOACÁN!
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  • Santa Clara de el Cobre is only fifteen or twenty minutes from Patzcuaro in the State of Miochoacan. As the name suggests the work in copper is the specialty of the town. Their buckets, pots, trays and other parts are exceptional. Both for everyday use and for decoration. Work hand made by talented artisans. We toured the streets of Santa Clara in an atmosphere of serenity and calm provincial. It has a couple of very interesting and photogenic temples! Totally recommended!
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  • It is a town typical of michoacan there are many workshops where show you as they do the works of copper and sold an impressive number of crafts at a great price works sometimes are hand-painted. You can not let go
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