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Address: Plaza Borda, Taxco, Mexico
Phone Number: 762/622-0184
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Santa Prisca's changing light.

Throughout Mexico there are beautiful zocolos and cathedrals. In Taxco the Santa Prisca Cathedral stands out as one of the beauties among beauties. The stone is pink and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Throughout Mexico there are beautiful zocolos and cathedrals. In Taxco the Santa Prisca Cathedral stands out as one of the beauties among beauties. The stone is pink and the exterior light shifts throughout the day - changing the pink to many tones: beige, orange-pink, red-pink it is a delicious sight to experience. The exterior and interior architecture is a delight... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This a beautifully detailed church inside and out. There is daily mass Outside is the main plaza are several restaurants and bars to enjoy this view. This plaza is always lively, especially more so when there are events going on. Come in the mornings and enjoy some coffee from Cafe Punta del Cielo, get a shoe shine, and read the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A beautiful building with stunning features, but sad in that there are so many beggers on the steps. Although not as much poverty as in other cities in Mexico, there is poverty in Taxco, especially among the Indian population. Seeing an elaborate church while there are poor people begging makes one uncomfortable.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This church by far is the most beautiful we've seen in Mexico yet. The depth and abundance of the gold leaf, hand painted wood carvings is remarkable. This is a gem for Taxco in the center of the zocalo. Highly recommend a visit. Enjoy a dinner at one of the several restaurants where you can enjoy the view of the... More 

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Kiln, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a lovely Cathedral built in the 1700s. The interior is opulent, peaceful and serene. It sits on the town square of Taxco where you can buy beautiful silver jewelry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Impressive cathedral located near the zocalo. Its construction has been financed by José de Borda, a french adventurer who made his fortune in silver mines in the area. Heavily decorated inside, it's really impressive.

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Tampico, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It´s a most in Taxco. If you come, this is definetly the place to go, also make the best of the trip and walk around the cathedral for a while.. you´ll find all kinds of interesting things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The facade of the cathedral is the most famous view associated with Taxco. Indeed, the tall, intricate towers and carved center part of the cathedral look beautiful. You'll like the interior if baroque is your thing (not mine). The surroundings of the church are breathtaking - walk around these steep and narrow streets and enjoy the feel of a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A beatiful church with an nice history. Every detail is amazing and ut is propably the best attraction in Taxco. At night is amazing.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This church is beautiful inside and out, the architecture is very old, and in good condition. Taxco is a lovely town to visit, quaint streets made of stone, with inlaid patterns made of white stones to be seen everywhere! Great views of the church can be found in the upper terrace levels of the restaurants across the street!

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Address: Plaza Borda, Taxco, Mexico
Phone Number: 762/622-0184
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Taxco

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