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Santa Prisca Cathedral

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Address: Plaza Borda, Taxco, Mexico
Phone Number: 762/622-0184
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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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Just like any other cathedral

There is nothing so special that may interest you. Its like any other cathedral and it is at the town centre so a good place to hangout.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Vijeet S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is nothing so special that may interest you. Its like any other cathedral and it is at the town centre so a good place to hangout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would have to be the most impressive cathedral we have visited. The exterior colour changes as the day gets longer and the interior is awe inspiring.

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Thank Andrea K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here several years ago and the most amazing thing is the view of the church and the interior is totally different from other churches I have visited. Most of the decoration are made out of gold, most of this decorations are from the Spanish era and still in great condition. Also the local government keeps it nice for... More 

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Thank Glen W
Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment I saw the church in Sienna, Italy, I have always said that this is the most beautiful, stunning church in all of Europe and we'd seen quite a few. However, now that I have seen Santa Prisca Cathedral, I'm undecided. Why? This church is ornate the same way as Sienna but even in one colour, pink it... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A must-see when visiting Taxco. Be surrounded by locals in deep study and prayer; the faithful singing and praying inside still welcome the tourists and guides.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

What a delightful church is just a spectacular location, this is a village that is indeed pretty as a picture.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I was impressed when I saw the Cathedral, is so Beautiful! When I was en Taxco in 2014 I stayed al The Villas Monte Taxco, very good nice place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The location of the cathedral is already nice, the inside outstanding. It's immediately recognizable that Taxco was a rich town. Kilos of gold have been used for the decoration.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Every time I walk through this cathedral, I get mesmerized. I love to look upon it at night from across Taxco, and see it lit up against the night sky. The best time to see it is when there is an event of some kind, perhaps the days prior to Easter, when there are all sorts of processions which fill... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The most beautiful church I have seen in Mexico. Very ornate, tour guides are informative and work for tips. Definitely take the time to see the amazing architecture and art work housed in this church. The .999 silver virgin of Guadalupe is stunning.

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