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Maybe it is the location, perched on the mountains, that has made Taxco conserve the charm of a small city which, however, was born in splendor as the product of silver mining around it. It was the most important real de minas during the Colony, and José de la Borda, the most important miner in the history of Mexico, commissioned the magnificent Sant Prisca church, a Baroque jewel. It is still a favorite of people looking for silver jewelry, and there are many ecotourism options in its surroundings.
The city of Taxco is not one of those tourist destinations where there are also handicrafts to purchase; here, you either come to do that or you don’t come. Among its labyrinthine and cobbled streets, you can find virtually anything that can be made in silver. This important mining center is the Mecca of jewelry in Mexico; many producers come here for quality metal and precious stones of all kinds, sold in bulk. Beyond the specialty of the house, there are also other wood and textile handicrafts.
In Taxco, not everything is silver; food is equally valuable and brilliant. In addition to Mexican traditional food and Guerrero pozole, some come here to test their courage with jumiles, an insect that is eaten alive on a tortilla with salsa. Because of the continuous influx of visitors from all over the world, the offer goes further and there is everything from pizzas and hamburgers to good salads and international cuisine. Your meal will be more enjoyable from the heights in this sinuous little town.
The cobbled streets that run uphill and downhill, the markets and the handicrafts, the architectural beauty, the silver shops, the cable car and the people that fill its streets with life and color make Taxco de Alarcon one of Mexico’s most beloved treasures. To all this, we must also add a pleasant climate and delicious food, in addition to first-class hotels and services. Its Colonial Art Museum evidences the wealth of this old mining city with the best panoramic views of the region.