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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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Great town for copper shopping...not much more

The purpose of my trip to Mexico was to buy copper products and I found out that Santa Clara del Cobre was the place to do it. I normally like to stay in very small towns, and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2016
lenox862
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Longwood, Florida
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Longwood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The purpose of my trip to Mexico was to buy copper products and I found out that Santa Clara del Cobre was the place to do it. I normally like to stay in very small towns, and I considered making hotel reservations here, but I'm glad I decided to sleep in Patzcuaro. There are dozens of shops to buy copper... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Thsi is a quaint city with a proud tradition of copper artistry. Beautiful wares at remarkable prices. Will definitely visit whenever I visit Patzcuaro.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Not far by taxi, copper of all kinds and descriptions tumbles out of very store. Up the alley next to the copper museum ( a must!) are two or three shops that have the forges running in the back. The artisans will welcome you as observers and will show you the whole incredibly fascinating process. Tip them for their time.

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San Miguel de Allende
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We visited Santa Clara del Cobre with a small group and enjoyed a demonstration at El Porton. We walked across the street to Las Felicitades and they had beautiful copper goods. Then we headed one block down to the National Museum of Copper which was really remarkable. The town was filled with stands and shops. It was Easter weekend so... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Known for its copper, there are many stores selling products made of copper. When we were there on Palm Sunday the square was also full of stalls selling a range of products. Also saw the parade bringing the plants etc to the church.

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Los Cabos, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Lovely small town in Michoacán, famous for the handmade jewelry and artisanal utensils made of copper, the town is full of small workshops were you can find all type of items and gifts, the church and plazas are beautiful places to spend an afternoon

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manitou springs, co
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife & I thoroughly enjoyed walking around Santa Clara del Cobre. We visited many of the copper workshops and met a few of the artisans. Great selection of copper items at affordable prices. We watched & learned some of the many techniques used in coppersmithing.

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Took a stop here on our tour of many small towns in the Patzcuaro area. Our tour guide took us into one shop where the back part was a workshop and we got to see how the copper items are made. Very Enjoyable!

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Barra de Potosi, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Visiting Santa Clara Del Cobre for me is like visiting art musium. I get blown away by the talent of generations of copper masters creating beautiful pieces. You can find there everything... From furniture to ... mirrors... plates and kitchen ware...

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La Paz, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

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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