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“Very interesting town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Santa Clara del Cobre

Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Patzcuaro
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Owner description: Town known for its copper craftsmanship.
Sarnia, Canada
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232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Very interesting town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

If you like copper, this is the place for you! You can watch demonstrations of copper being formed into pots and pans. Very interesting and the copper pieces are very reasonable

Visited February 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“copper”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

visit Santa Clara, Mexico's most famous copper town, beautiful objects at every store.. amazing

Visited March 2011
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice, typical town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

The town is very cute and keeps the characteristics of the towns that sorround Patzcuaro lake. The houses are white and red all along downtown. It has a main plaza where a lot of artisans expose their copper pieces. You can walk 2 blocks from downtown and go to the actual shops and see the artisans working on their pieces. Depending on the day of the week and season, one or more shops are open and you can have a little tour with explanation on how copper is worked and pieces decorated.

Visited December 2011
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New Mexico
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“I had no idea copper could be so beautiful (and useful).”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2011

This was such an unexpected delight--we took a (nice) bus from Patzcuaro to Santa Clara del Cobre and found the little town clean, charming, and ALL about copper. The museum was filled with extraordinary works of copper art. The finest quality I have ever seen. My husband was amazed while going through the foundry and watching the workers forge copper into beautiful pieces. A worthwhile side trip from Patzcuaro!

Visited December 2011
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not much to see”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

It is a nice landscape view during the trip, but once you get there, there is not much to do or see.

Visited October 2011
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