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Santa Prisca Cathedral

Address: Plaza Borda, Taxco, Mexico
Phone Number: 762/622-0184
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Taxco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: This 18th-century church, built with funds provided by silver tycoon...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: 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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Roztoky, Czech Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Cathedral of Taxco is something must to be seen in Mexico, changing colours from early morning to evening offers all the time breathtaking view. Simply gorgeous!

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This cathedral was different than anything I had seen before: pinkish, of a gorgeous novohispanic baroque style and really tall, so that it is really impressive.

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Hamburg, Germany
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Cathedral of Taxco is really beautiful und builds kind of the centre of the very mediterranien and cosy silver mine city. The Cathedral is located at a market place and from the outside as well from the inside looks amazing and is definitely woth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We made a mini daytrip to Taxco - clearly our 1st stop was the cathedral. It is absolutely breathtaking inside and out. The only issue were the crowds - it was jam packed, but it being a Saturday normal I suppose. I would suggest taking the help from a guide so you can get the full description and explanation of... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Santa Prisca is a must-see in Taxco, the cathedral's inside is just beautiful, Taxco is a really small city, so if you are already there, you should consider visiting this cathedral.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I am not a religious person but I always visit the cathedrals when in a mexican city. The beauty therein is tremendous. Words fail me. This was paid for by Jose de la Borda, a spaniard made wealthy through the silver mines of Taxco. The building was tha tallest in Mexico from 1758 until 1806.

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Riihimaki, Finland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Santa Prisca Cathedral is made with rich baroque style. It is a masterpiece of its own. No effort or money is saved while constructing this beautiful church. This is a must if you visit Taxco.

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Get amazed at the gold on the walls and the altars of this 16th century old church and understand the wealth of this country and the pillage that the Spanish conquerors did to Mexico and its indigenous people. An artistic jewel from the Churrigueresco (Baroque) style. Other than the insistence of services by the tour guys in the main square... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Taxco in itself is a very nice place because of its location and its whitewashed houses. In the middle of the city you'll find the Santa Prisca cathedral, one of the most famous monuments in the whole of Mexico.

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Humboldt, Canada
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I was honestly not expecting this church. Walking up to it, the facade was impressive enough. Inside however was something to behold. It is ornate beyond belief and very much worth seeing. A must if visiting Taxco.

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