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Santa Clara del Cobre

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

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Well worth the trip

Take the time to visit this beautiful town and the copper museum. It's only 20 minutes by cab from Patzcuaro.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Take the time to visit this beautiful town and the copper museum. It's only 20 minutes by cab from Patzcuaro.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was not really worth a trip because you can see everything that you see for sale in Santa Clara can also be bought in Patzcuaro for just about the same price. If you are bored one day, it is a pleasant trip.

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Didn't stay in the town but it's a nice drive from Patzcuaro and great place to pick up some copper pieces. Many shops and choices.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Get ready to 'shop till you drop' in this beautiful colonial town! Wonderful copper pieces to add to any decor in your home. Many of the design stores ship everywhere, which is a bonus if you already are loaded with many purchases from the wonderful country of Mexico. The town is not large and the stores are all centered in... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Santa Clara itself is not the most beautiful town, but the real reason my wife and I went was to see copper crafts and the artisans who make these crafts. We visited many shops as well as visited an artisan that had approx. 10 workers busy making copper pieces. We also purchased some items at what I consider very reasonable... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We had a demonstration by one of the crafters which was very interesting and enjoyable. We also bought a few items in the area.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Copper, copper everywhere. Had a working demonstration of the copper making process. Beautiful things to buy. Nice plaza. Very busy during Noche de los Muertos weekend.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Copper is the name of the game in this tiny town. It is worth the visit to go from factory to factory to learn how the artisans bring copper to artful pieces ranging from ¡dishes, plates, vases, etc. There is even a live "show" where they teach you how copper is worked. It is a nice visit. For Lunch I... More 

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Morelia
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20 helpful votes 20 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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123 helpful votes 123 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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