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Santa Prisca Cathedral, Taxco
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Admire the grand scale and ornate design of Santa Prisca Cathedral, a place of worship that stands as a testament to the historic wealth of the mining town during the 18th century. Built between 1751 and 1758, the cathedral's stone exterior has a pink hue and reflects a bold, but detailed baroque style. The opulent cathedral was built under the command of Jose de la Borda, a Catalan mine owner, and one of the richest men in the region. The exhorbitant expense of the building project, however, nearly bankrupted him. Once the tallest building in the country, the cathedral's interior showcases nine floor-to-ceiling, gold-covered altarpieces, as well as paintings by Miguel Cabrera. To visit Santa Prisca Cathedral and other attractions in Taxco, use our Taxco trip itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful, majestuosa.unica Church of Santa Prisca. Visit it is of it out more in Taxco, Gro.. Impress the contact care found. It has lots of history.
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  • The light that falls on the construction is accurate, closely and by far its beautiful architecture can be seen.
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  • The truth is that since you're coming to the socket and see the structure of the Cathedral leaves you with your mouth open. If you like photography, you can take pleasure from the kiosk. Once inside there are people dedicated to the explanation of it, which is very comprehensive, as they have from the history of the person who had the idea of building it, to the history of the paintings that there are. Perhaps the only detail is that it is a bit dusty in some places, hence in out it is a great attraction and you can't miss if you visit Taxco.
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  • One of the most amazing churches I've ever seen. A must if you are visiting Taxco.
  • Amazing history as to how quickly it was built and the man behind the idea.
  • Very nice place to chill. Restaurants around are a little (pico) on the expensive side but very lovely.
  • Beautiful place only magic in the world.
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