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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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Ground zero for copper

As Taxco specializes in silver, Santa Clara del Cobre specializes in copper, and a spectacular job it does too. You can find anything from cheap copper trinkets on the street to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
DonMiguelito
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Mexico
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Mexico
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

As Taxco specializes in silver, Santa Clara del Cobre specializes in copper, and a spectacular job it does too. You can find anything from cheap copper trinkets on the street to spectacular copper artwork and utility products (pots, pans, etc.) in private stores and galleries. The town's cool, mountain setting is great, and it's just a 15-minute drive to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A simple unassuming town going about its business . Great tacos. I went to commission some copper designs and it all went smoothly. A memorable trip to an u touristy town

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 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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Address: Address: Patzcuaro 61800, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Michoacan  >  Patzcuaro

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