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Santa Prisca de Taxco

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Address: Plaza Borda, Taxco, Mexico

This 18th-century church, built with funds provided by silver tycoon José...

This 18th-century church, built with funds provided by silver tycoon José de la Borda, is the centerpiece of the town's main square.

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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!

Reviewed 3 days ago
Magda P
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 Prisca was beautiful and very interesting. There was actually a funeral there.

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Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful church is directly at the Zócalo. It is a lovely baroque church that I visited for the 2nd time. It was built between 1751 - 1758 by José de la Borda, who had made a fortune in the silver mines. It is built with pink stone flanked by two towers which are highly decorated in the upper part.... More 

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Bamako, Mali
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I recommend getting a guide to talk you through all the art work. There are som controversial pieces such as a pregnant Virgin Mary without symbolic bow covering her belly which caused much hocus pocus that artist wasn't allowed to sign pieces... So in Belgian artist started painting himself and family members in some of the latter pieces.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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 enjoy the visit. We went during an afternoon during the week and had ample time to visit as there were... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Read the story of the cathedral before you go so that you can appreciate it when you arrive. For us at least, the crowds were so huge that it was difficult to hear any of the descriptions from local guides. The story and the architecture is really amazing. When done, go to the plaza and have a drink or a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Beautifull colonial cathedral. All days open to public. Nice view over the city from the terrace on the right side of the church.

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Longmont, United States
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Tall, narrow baroque style church built between 1751 and 1758. St Peter and St Paul on either side of door. Only find churches with two front towers in Catholic or parish churches. This is a parish church. Believe he called it St Prisca or St Sabastian. Lots of gold and gold displayed.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Located at the very center of the plaza , there is absolutely no way you can miss it . It's a beautiful baroque church , you can get a guide beforehand or outside if you wish. The silver "Virgen de Guadalupe" is a must see, Blessed by the Pope last February . It has two views so be sure to... More 

Thank Aline L
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Before the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was built the Church of Santa Prisca was the tallest structure in Taxco. It is located west of old city. Tall, narrow, opulent and lavishly rich looking interior is truly breath-taking. The general style is Spanish Baroque. The church has nine impressive gold covered altars. The main altar is dedicated to... More 

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