Santa Clara del Cobre, Patzcuaro

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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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  • A small town but with much tradition, if you arrive in the morning recommend breakfast, carnitas which are delicious whether taco or for grams, give them with purple tortillas, which are delicious, then as you can with the stomach full you can enjoy of the town watching their temple or crafts that sell the copper, this museum that explains the history of and originated from everything, you sold everything from rings, cases, bracelets, mugs, etc. The truth I recommend do much to go
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  • We got a wonderful demonstration of how the copper is heated and worked at one of the shops/workshops. I was fascinated. We came away with a new appreciation of the beautiful copper art created in thi...  more »
  • A fun side trip from Patzcuaro. Don’t look for fine dining here! Many small and large shops selling quality copper pieces of all sorts. Some are museum quality and expensive. Others fun for home use -...  more »

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