Taxco

This picture-perfect town is carved into the Atachi Mountains. Once the site of the world’s most productive silver mines during viceregal times, Taxco remains the headquarters for silversmiths and silver shoppers, boasting over 300 stores to choose from. The quaint, cobblestone, narrow, windy streets dotted with colonial style architecture topped with red tiled roofs maintain their charm even today, giving Taxco the distinction of being both a Magical Town and a National Historic Monument.

Must sees include the Santa Prisca Church, an elaborate baroque church in the center of town, which was underwritten solely by wealthy miner Jose de la Borda in the mid 1700s. There are several small museums worth visiting, including the William Spratling Museum, named after the American writer who put Taxco back on the map in the 1950s with his unique jewelry designs, and the Casa Humboldt or Museum of Viceregal Art with its unique collection of art.

But, without a doubt, the main attraction of Taxco is the shopping!  Everything from an inexpensive ring, pair of earrings or designer necklace to a heavy solid Sterling silver tea set can be got here at a good price, and the selection is unbeatable!

This tour can be combined with Cuernavaca for an all day tour.