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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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Taxco and Cuernavaca from Mexico City

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After an indeed very long journey on a van from Mexico City, I was wondering if it was worth all the effort and time as we approach Taxco as nothing seem spectacular. However as we enter the town, we did not expect something like a Capri right in the middle of nowhere in Mexico. This is a Capri without the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Santa Prisca Cathedral was built back in the 1700s by a French Miner, who discovered the silver mine in Taxco. It is the center of the town and on top of the hill. Big cars are not accessible to the cathedral. You can park the car elsewhere and take a taxi (there are many taxi in Taxco) there. After visit... More 

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

FREE! You don't need a tour guide, but its a better way to see the church, with all the details pointed out. (Does Jesus have a belly button?) Take notice of the beautiful floor and the ceilings. This place always seems to be under construction, but each detail is so elaborate, its understandable. Its a quick walk through the church,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you spend time in and around the zocalo you can't miss the cathedral. Kept quite well inside but not as decorated as some other cathedrals in Latin America. Best appreciated from the outside.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I spent a long weekend visiting Cuernavaca, Xochicalco, and Taxco, and this cathedral was the highlight of the trip. Both the interior and exterior are done exquisitely.

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