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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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  • It is situated in the main square, it is a very beautiful baroque style cathedral. It is a catholic temple made of quarry stone (cantera) which is a pink stone extracted from mines in Mexico.  more »
  • Was a very exited experience!!!!! Its a beatiful place in Guerrero, Mexico! You lost your mind and there is a very good food all the are nice and friendly! Recommended to go!  more »
  • Went on day tour from Mexico City to Taxco. It included tour of the silver museum and Santa Prisco. Lunch had a great view. The included lunch was nice, but a little under seasoned for my taste. Santa...  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.
  • Unique, impressive, splendid beauty, and great architecture, a place to delight in view, to assess the work of the human in the details... Simply incredible!
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