Taxco de Alarcón Travel Guide

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Taxco de Alarcón Things to Do

  • Christ Monument

    You can catch taxi or do some exercise and walk up to the tall Christ Monument. We caught taxi. The panoramic view overlooks Taxco. The monument is not old as it was constructed about 12 years ago in 2002. It is well worth to see the view and the monument. Travelled by taxi from Plaza Borda to Atachi Hill is around half hour, I think it was $30.

  • The William Sptratling Museum

    The William Sptratling Museum, it was built in honor of him. Born in 1900 and died in 1967. He introduced the silver culture to the town, that was his legacy. The small museum displays crafted artwork made from silver and colonial Spanish paintings. When he was alive he collected valuable of archeological pieces which some was donated to the town....

  • Don Jose de la Borda

    Statue of Don Jose de la Borda. He was important figure in Taxco. He discovered silver and became wealthy. He made many contributions to the town and the well known was the contributions to the constructions of Santa Prisca.

  • Santa Veracruz Temple

    The whitewashed church with pinkish border is Santa Veracruz Temple, as far looks this church is different in comparison to other churches in Taxco. The façade is very simple with no opulent decorations. It has two main towers with small middle tower and clock inside. I didn’t go inside to see the interior. The well-kept church was built in...

  • Penitent Encruzado,Taxco and Anima

    The three statues are located at the back of the San Bernadino de Siena church was built dedicated to Penitent Encruzado, Penitent Taxco and Penitent Anima. At Easter the populace follows the old medieval ritual tradition. They practiced painful self-harm to atone of their sins. The Penitent walks the streets repenting sinners. The head is always...

  • The San Bernadino de Siena

    The San Bernadino de Siena is the oldest neoclassical church in American continent. The construction began in 1592 by Francisco de Torantos. Throughout the year the original mud church suffered mutilations. After fire in the 19th century it was restored. The neoclassical church hasn’t change since then.

  • Cable car

    We caught cable car to see another panoramic view of Taxco. From Plaza Borda, taxi took us to the cable car station. Hop on the cable car which cost $25 pp I think but not sure. The cable car slowly soars to the top of the hill. After the magnificent view from the cable car we reached the top. Walked a little way and end up at this luxurious Hotel...

  • Walk, do moon walking or just walk

    If you can handle the hilly streets, walking is the best way to see the main core of Taxco. Walking also can be dangerous as they are no sidewalks for pedestrian. The street is shared with cars, taxi, bus, motorbikes and stray dogs. The taxi drivers they drive like there’s no tomorrow. Most of the streets are narrow and paved with black...

  • San Sebastian y Santa Prisca

    At plaza de la Borda stood impressive looking church. San Sebastian y Santa Prisca has Andalusian style twin towers and Spanish Baroque style façade. Diego Duran and Juan Caballero built the church. The two architects were commissioned by Josede la Borda. The interior is decorated opulently displayed with magnificent twelve carved alter, beautiful...

  • Zocalo where the action is

    Zocalo, also called Plaza Borda is the hub focal point of activities. The rotunda located in the middle of the square is a good spot where you can sit and relax on one of the many benches. Locals selling balloon and there are restaurants, café, silver shop, ATM machine, supermarket, pharmacy, museum and hotels. At certain time it gets very busy,...


    This are to be consider so far the largest caves and caverns in the world, only a small porcentage of the caves are transitable by people, and even though tour last almost 2 hrs,There is a guided tour around every 15-20 min the caves are very well preserved and illuminated the shapes by stalagtitas are amazing , they are very humed, actually part...

  • Santa prisca Church

    This 250-year-old baroque-style church was buit By Jose de la Borda who once was the richest man in Taxco..he ordered to buld this church to provided a place for his son(former priest ) to show his devotion to mother church, this place is amazing as is very well preserve and houses incredible paintings and sacre art... gold flakes everywhere the...

  • Juan Ruiz de Alarcon birthplace

    Visit the house where this laureate playwright was born more than four centuries ago! Practice your Spanish with this extract of his acclaimed comedy where lying noblemen mix with honest commons.La Verdad Sospechosa, The Suspicious Truth (1634)Act II, Scene IX :DON GARCÍA Que las hazañas den nobleza, no lo niego; mas no neguéis, que sin ellas,...

  • El teleférico, The tramway

    It costs about 60 pesos, around 6 dollars, to go several hundred meters above streets and people. From the tramway, el teleférico, you will get spectacular views and photos of Taxco.

  • Viceroyalty Art Museum

    The Museo de Arte Virreinal has art from the Viceroyalty (colonial) era. Novohispanic painters depict the life of centuries gone by. Most tourists go to the cathedral and shops, the selective tourist will also choose this cultural spot.

  • Museo de Arte Virreinal

    Better known as Casa Humboldt, this was the house of Alexander Von Humboldt during his stay in Taxco, it was buildt during the second half of the XVIII Centrury and it was restored in 1991 to become the Museum of Colonial Art.This is one of the very few non-white painted buildings in the city. ( I think I saw only 3 that where not white)

  • Parroquia de Santa Prisca

    This is one of Mexico's most beautiful churches, the construction initiated in 1751 and it was completed in 1758 thanks to the funds of Don Jose de La Borda.The style of the church is Baroque- Churrigeresco, which means you'll find lots of ornaments all over the church specially in it's 9 altars.

  • Great view from outside the Church of...

    The Church of Guadalupe offers a nice view of the town from atop. It's best to view the town both during the day and at night to enjoy the difference in night and day. Nevertheless, Taxco is best appreciated at night. See, a visit to Taxco is about relaxing and enjoying on its plazas and just wondering endlessly through the streets.


Taxco de Alarcón Hotels

  • Posada De La Mision

    CERRO DE LA MISION 32, Taxco De Alarcon, GR 40230

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Taxco de Alarcón Restaurants

  • Great food, great view, wonderful people

    The location of this restaurant is incredible. Originally an old, OLD home in Taxco the family has remodeled and decorated the restaurant to welcome and give great service. There are a few balcony seats that can view the zocolo, but the interior of this restaurant is gorgeous. The drinks are great, the soups and main dishes are deliciousI think...

  • Great restaurant - where the locals go

    This restaurant is on the Av de los Plateros, the main road which runs into and through Taxco - the restaurant is situated towards the northern end. It is a smart and clean little restaurant, which obviously caters for the locals - nothing touristy here. The decor is complemented by many photographs of Taxco in the Old Days - around the 1920s. We...

  • Meal with a view

    The most remarkable thing about this restaurant is it's location. In the Zocalo of Taxco, right in front of Santa Prisca Church, it's the best place to eat, especially when there's some festivals or celebration like Holly Week, Feria de la Plata or Jornadas Alarconianas. You can just sit on it's balcony and watch everything while you have a drink...


Taxco de Alarcón Transportation

  • Estrella de Oro

    There are several buses a day from terminal Tasquena in Mex City. The ride takes about three hours. The Pluss buses are super comfortable; they even have a pillow for the feet. The ride there and back takes about US$20-25.

  • Bus to Mexico City and beyond

    There are plenty of buses headed to Taxco. I took one from one of the southern bus stations in Mexico City. There are several other buses to direct locations within Mexico. If you are low on time, then head to Mexico City where you'll find more services.

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Taxco de Alarcón Shopping

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    mercado de la plata....: Silver, silver and more silver......

    by patricia1.nunez Written Apr 13, 2009

    Everybody knows, Taxco is the world capital of silver, all kind of silver is everywhere,, from classical typical jewerly to the most elaborated designs, that apply also for silverware,home decorations, you name it ..prices can be low or high dependind on the article, place and your ability to bargain...Please avoid fancy stores by the street and visit some of the markets around, 1 is located right side outside Santa prisca Church, very hidden in a little street, around 15 different vendors located at one place .. since all of them share the rent,, their prices are better and benefits the buyer...You

    What to buy: silver

    What to pay: from 2 Dls to 100 dls or More?

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Taxco de Alarcón Off The Beaten Path

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    Avoid fancy restaurants

    by patricia1.nunez Written Apr 13, 2009

    Usually There is a difference between fancy places and local little kitchens, I must say Taxco is an exception, you can eat at one of the many Cocinas econimicas located around Taxco, where the flavor is really local, home style cooking at it´s best,,, typically you can eat for around 4 dls,,,includes soup/main entree,tortillas , soda or fruit water and dessert ,not bad.. all portions are big ,, so do not hesitate and dont pay more for same great quality

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Taxco de Alarcón Favorites

  • The colonial style petrol station

    In a country as Mexico where the petrol monopoly Pemex makes all petrol stations look exactly the same, it was fun to see that Taxco have been able to remain it's colonial style, even on the petrol station.

  • Walking Around

    The city is very scenic and fun to walk around, but be aware that the streets are steep, it is easy to get lost, and away from the touristy center it is not as clean. There is a lot of police everywhere, and it appeared to be very safe.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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