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Santa Clara del Cobre

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Address: Patzcuaro 61800, Mexico
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Town known for its copper craftsmanship.

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Lovely Mexican Town

We wanted to see the area around Patzcuaro, Mexico. It is a very short drive from Patzcuaro to Santa Clara del Cobre. Wonderful metal working artisans.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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La Paz, Mexico
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La Paz, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted to see the area around Patzcuaro, Mexico. It is a very short drive from Patzcuaro to Santa Clara del Cobre. Wonderful metal working artisans.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely town with a calm atmosphere. The copper crafts are beautiful and make very reasonably priced gifts or souvenirs. There are several restaurants around the town square to enjoy a relaxed lunch. We like the coffee shop/copper shop on the square with tables outside so you can watch the world go by while enjoying a cappuchino.

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Huixquilucan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Santa Clara as part of a mini-tour of some of the best towns in the state of Michoacán... Santa Clara is not to be missed!!! If you are looking for a copper souvenir, this is the place to get it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Great place to see real handmade copper and a great tradition of handcrafting that has lasted for more than 500 years , the place is a small village full of copper stores and you will find excellent prices for a real handcrafted pice.

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Uruapan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a town, 20 minutes away from Patzcuaro where you can find all kinds of copper handcraft things. also you can visit the copper museum where you can see early on the weekends a local craftsman make a copper cooking pot. ask for the right timing so you can take pictures, it worth.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Santa Clara is an excellent example of the many Mexican towns and villages that focus on a particular craft or art. In Santa Clara, its all about copper. Take a few minutes to visit the museum then hit the streets. We particularly enjoyed the shop El Viejo Almacen which across the main street from the main plaza. They have an... More 

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Yarmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I was lucky to be introduced to Santa Clara del Cobre with an experienced guide who knew several local people and was familiar with the town. We saw some of the sights we might have missed otherwise, and spent time in the studio of one of the copper artisans. He showed us many aspects of the process of transforming a... More 

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White Rock, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Santa Clara del Cobre is definitely worth the visit if you are staying in Patzcuaro. We watched a demonstration of how copper is handcrafted into beautiful artisan pieces which gave us such an appreciation for the amount of work involved. If visiting Santa Clara del Cobre, make sure to take in the Copper Museum too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Excellent place to see classic copper goods workshops ... one of the reasons for the fame of the Patzcuaro Lake!

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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is a great place to spend the day. Visit the copper museum or some of the shops that hold demonstrations of copper making during the day. There are some nice spots to eat around the plaza.

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