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Santa Prisca de Taxco, Taxco

#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Guerrero
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
Admire the grand scale and ornate design of Santa Prisca de Taxco, 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. Put Santa Prisca de Taxco on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Taxco trip builder.
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  • The Santa Prisca is a historical monument in the town of Taxco. This beautiful church is amazing both inside and out with some stunning views from the bell tower. The church was being renovated at...  more »
  • I'm always amaze on the level of intricacy the churches in Latino America. We couldnt walk a round the inside of the church, we just made it to the entrance. Go and visit beautiful architecture. The.....  more »
  • This is the kind of cathedral I want to see in Mexico. Ornate and intricate while still holy. Get a local guide to give you a tour.  more »
  • Taxco is a magnificent colonial town by any means. Really worth it to spend a couple of days there!! There are tons of shops selling silver jewelry, and many places end unique hand made pieces. Prices are good. The church itself is made from light pink rock: really beautiful.
  • We absolutely loved this town. Such a great colonial city. The Church was beautiful but the scenic views of this city is what sets it apart from any city in Mexico.
  • Taxco is appropriately named pueblo mágico. The town is beautiful because of the Moorish style architecture built into the rocks of a mountain, which contains an ancient silver mine. The people of Taxco are kind, polite, generous, clever, and very artistic. Santa Prisca, the cathedral is beautifully decorated inside and out and stands on a zócalo that is vibrant with people, events, and trees. I love Taxco, Guerrero!
  • Before William Spratling brought silver artistry to Taxo there was the Sta Prisca. The cathedral is a jewel in the region and is just as important as the beaches on the coast of Guerrero. It is a must see if you are already in Mexico City.
  • Beautiful church in its own style. Unfornately, construction was being done when we visited last week, so we could not appreciate it. The church is located in Taxco Zocalo. If you go down the same street, you will find great wooden items, ceramics, and souveniers. Do not miss it.

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