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all for copper

Beautiful little village along the lake. Most of the workers are deaf from hammering copper all day.

Reviewed 26 August 2017
San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

Santa Clara is a great place to buy anything copper. El Portón is a wonderful store. If they don't... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Nancy H
Paris, Texas
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Town known for its copper craftsmanship.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“copper museum” (13 reviews)
“kitchen sinks” (4 reviews)
Patzcuaro 61800, Mexico
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Beautiful little village along the lake. Most of the workers are deaf from hammering copper all day.

Thank Hoolia711
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Santa Clara is a great place to buy anything copper. El Portón is a wonderful store. If they don't have what you need in copper, they will make it.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Beautiful town square, fantastic shopping experience if you want copper, lots of stores, demonstrations on how pots are hand hammered, wonderful day. Did not spend the night there.

Thank SES5311
Reviewed 20 May 2017

As everyone knows this is the place for copper. From bracelets, rings and necklaces all the way up with large sculptures, pots & pans all at very reasonable prices. However, this is more than just the vendors around the square, take the time to visit...More

Thank cavedodger
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Second visit to Santa Clara de Cobre. If you want anything in copper this is the place to go. Beautiful artwork, pots, crosses, plates and other souvenirs in the town located around the town square. Although known for it's copper artwork it has a bit...More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Highlight of the vacation was the visit to a copper forge and seeing first-hand the labor that goes into making a hand-hammered copper piece. In addition the copper work is amazing—I only wished we had bought more!

Thank Charla M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It's like going to the source. A quaint little working town filled with wonderful artistry. Worth the drive if you are exploring the area.

Thank jojoishere
Reviewed 11 April 2017

"Cobre" is Copper in Spanish, which tells you what this modest litle town, about 20 or so minutes from Patzcuaro, is about.. The main street is lined with stores selling various copper products, from kitchen sinks down to the smallest of ringlets, and there is...More

Thank andrew k
Reviewed 16 March 2017

after having just been to charming Patzcuaro. This town is much smaller and there really isn't a lot to see except the copper vendors stands.

2  Thank nanatravels2
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I've grown up near a copper mine and these artisans take working with copper to a new level. Wonder, detailed complicated pieces abound. Don't miss a demo if possible...just go!!!!

2  Thank tornillo2015
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18 November 2015|
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Response from MABeads30 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer the part about driving there, but Santa Clara del Cobre is a sleepy little village and very safe. It is very close to Patzcuaro and easy to get there by cab. Make sure that you get to see the demonstration... More