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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. To visit Santa Prisca de Taxco and other attractions in Taxco, use our Taxco trip itinerary builder.
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  • Have a wonderful Cathedral that visit it I already from chile and traveled to Mexico 6 times and all visited Taxco because I love this place is wonderful, the same q Santa Prisca one of the ships has a few 3 Jesus unique wonderful are all majestic Interior more than recommended
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  • It is a very beautiful church, and has several guides that give you a tour of the entire Cathedral with very good explanations of the art that can be seen in the same Cathedral.
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  • This is one of the site that is a must while in Taxco. The cathedral is typical of the colonial era and well worth the time to explore. Some guides will offer their services but it is not necessary to...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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 Churrigueresque style church. with amazing Interior decorated with tabloids clad in gold and an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe in silver to size natural. The paintings are beautiful and tell the story of the Virgin Mary. You can also see the clothes of its first priest. The history that have guides is entertaining and interesting and ultimately invite its silver shops and workshops where they explain you how to create beautiful works.
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