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Address: Plaza Borda, Taxco, Mexico
Phone Number: 762/622-0184
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
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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Truly a beautiful church

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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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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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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98 reviews 98 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

One of my first visits upon arriving in Taxco.. Is this Church of Santa Prisca...Very tipical of the best Colonial Churches in Latin America.. A real Gem...A quiet restful place to sit and reflect after exploring Taxco......With it's winding streets..

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Winnipeg,Manitoba
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Just looking at the outside compels you to wander in gaze in adoration at the architecture and incredible carvings. The gold embossing on almost everything is quite the sight. A must see for all. You don't have to be religious to appreciate this historic building.

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This beautiful cathedral is like a gem in this ancient "silver city". We visited in Christmas time, so there were a lot of decorations and the square in the front of the main door were filled with pointsettias!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I liked the facade and the interior of beautiful sculpture. every time of the day is good for visiting

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