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Santa Clara del Cobre

Patzcuaro 61800, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Patzcuaro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Shopping
Description: Town known for its copper craftsmanship.
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Morelia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is nice to find almost anything made in copper at Santa Clara, since the local craftsmen are well known as talented people doing it from prehispanic times. Is was not an accident that back to 1968, the Olimpic games in Mexico, these people were chosen to manufacture the olimpic fire basin, all made of copper, of course!

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BC
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114 reviews 114 reviews
31 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We travelled from Patzcuaro by bus (14 pesos) for an afternoon visit to this town. The museum is a nice place to visit and there are a number of stores selling all sorts of copper products. As we were travelling light, we only bought earrings and bracelets, and the prices were incredibly low for such beautiful things. Saw the same... More

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Ajijic, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Santa Clara del Cobre has been a stop of mine for the past 4 years. The merchants are varied and offer a range of quality items, from the mass produced trinkets to the one of a kind pieces of sculptured copper. As usual, I bought more than the one I planned on buying. The tourist trade is very slow; the... More

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The surroundings of Santa Clara and Patzcuaro very much worth the trip for sight seeing, enjoy also the local gourmet and colors.

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Central Vermont
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A charming Mexican village with the traditional public square surrounded by shops with exquisite copper art and wares. It’s a lovely ½ day trip from Patzcuaro. We bought several hand hammered cooking pots 8-10 inches round for about $8 US, a cover for a Bic lighter, hand hammered for $4 US and a handmade copper tile of a dragonfly for... More

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Zihuatanejo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Just 3h 36 min from Zihuatanejo and one of many Magical towns around Patzcuaro. If you can take the time to visit and enjoy the Purepecha culture and the colonial feeling of the town.

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Washington State
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We caught a local "combi" bus (9 pesos) to Santa Clara del Cobre.from Patzcuaro. There are several local workshops where they are still making the copper items in the traditional way, entirely by hand, no machines. They heat the copper on open fires & hammer it into shapes that range from simple & functional to absolutely astounding. Check out the... More

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Victoria, B.C.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Each year we make a trip from the beach town we live in up through Guadalajara and over to Morelia, settle into Patzcuaro and eventually, make the 20 minute trip to Santa Clara del Cobre. The drive is scenic, easy and safe. Santa Clara is one of the many unique artisan pueblos in the Patzcuaro area that have developed their... More

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MI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Nice small town focused or course on hand made copper goods. nice scenic drive from Patzcuaro. Two interesting small churches, down home Mexican food and not to crowded. Check out the copper museum.

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pacific northwest
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

As the name suggests, Santa Clara del Cobre is all about copper, in just about every crafted and hammered form imaginable. They've been making things out of copper here long before the Spanish showed up, so they know what they're doing. Most of the families have been doing this for many generations. It's unique in Mexico, and maybe in the... More

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