Where to go in Taxco

Parish of Santa Prisca Church

The Parroquia de Santa Prisca y San Sebastían,  known as  Santa Prisca, was built between 1751 and 1758 by Don Jose de La Borda.

It is located on the east side of the main plaza of Taxco, and is one of the few Baroque buildings in the state of Guerrero. Santa Prisca’s façade is a superb example of the highly ornate Mexican baroque architecture.

In 2001, Santa Prisca was included on Mexico’s tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage inscription.

Plaza Borda #1

CASA BORDA

The Cultural Center of  ‘Casa Borda’,  was built by the founder of Santa Prisca, Don José de la Borda in 1759, as his family home.

Casa Borda is an example of the architecture of the 1700’s in Spain and Mexico. Built as a fortress , it showcases inside patios sustained by arches and connects different parts of the house through a maze of stairs.

Hosts as the cultural center of the town showcasing the best of Taxco’s culture with it’s diverse exhibits, and events of theater, dance, sculpture, painting and photography by Guerrero artists.

Ex Convento de San Bernardino de Siena

The church of San Bernardino de Siena, was built in 1592 by franciscan priest Francisco de Torantos.  It is one of the oldest buildings in the American continent. 

Tours run every hour, and last for about 2 hours.

 

Humboldt House

Casa Humboldt, is referred after the German explorer Alexander von Humboldt who on a trip to Taxco back in 1803, sojourned there. 

The Casa hosts The Museo de Arte Virreinal, showcasing several exhibits each month.

Juan Ruiz de Alarcon # 12

CABLE CAR TAXCO

A breath taking experience from 175 feet.

The high ride on Montetaxco’s cable car, offers the best scenic views of Taxco. It is  one of the few cable cars in Mexico, built by the Swiz.

Enjoy an unforgetable experience from the sky.

Cable Car runs every hour, every day.

 

PRE-HISPANIC MINE

Recently discovered pre-hispanic mine, dates more than 500 years, and just opened to visitors in 2015.

This mine is still intact from back when the Chontals, extracted it’s minerals. It is now a protected by the INAH- National Anthropologic and Historic Institute. 

Daily tours, at the Hotel Posada de la Mision 

Close to Taxco

Pozas Azules de Atzala

This natural spring runs a river of crystaline water, that forms pools of of blue water. 

It’s a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic, and refresh in these blue water.

Daily tours leave town in the morning. Please ask reception to book you for a tour.

Distance from Taxco about 40 minutes

CACAHUAMILPA CAVERNS

Located 30 minutes away, lay one of the largest system of caverns in the world.  The Caverns of Cacahuamilpa run 4 km long for walking tours, and  features underground rivers.  

Tours run every hour, and last for about 2 hours.

Activities around the site are:  rappell, and sperlunking.

During the rainy season some of the rivers might be off limits. Make sure to ask the reception for updates about the tours.

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