Santa Prisca de Taxco, Taxco

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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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  • can be crowded but its worth to see it! dont miss it! all this "pueblo " is amazing with great and friendly people  more »
  • The architecture of the Church is unique; It is worth going to meet Taxco; After the quake of September 2017 Church is slightly damaged so it may not fully appreciate the altarpiece but it reaches to see its splendor.
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  • This church is at the top of the town in a square decorated with flowers and a beautiful garden. Around you. find good places to cool off with a juice or beer because even in winter is very hot. Santa Prisca is very old and full of works of art, worth the visit. Tip, bother some sites offering menus and trying to get you to buy bucks where they earn fees, get out!
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  • This is a historical and beautifully adorned church. One of my cousin's quinceñera was held here.
  • Unlike most churches who are funded directly by the local town and it's government this one was funded esclusively by one man. He gave back to God with this church.
  • Very nice place to visit
  • Great architecture
  • One of the most amazing churches I've ever seen. A must if you are visiting Taxco.

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