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Santa Prisca de Taxco

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Address: Plaza Borda, Taxco, Mexico
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This 18th-century church, built with funds provided by silver tycoon José...

This 18th-century church, built with funds provided by silver tycoon José de la Borda, is the centerpiece of the town's main square.

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Beautifull cathedral

Beautifull colonial cathedral. All days open to public. Nice view over the city from the terrace on the right side of the church.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautifull colonial cathedral. All days open to public. Nice view over the city from the terrace on the right side of the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tall, narrow baroque style church built between 1751 and 1758. St Peter and St Paul on either side of door. Only find churches with two front towers in Catholic or parish churches. This is a parish church. Believe he called it St Prisca or St Sabastian. Lots of gold and gold displayed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the very center of the plaza , there is absolutely no way you can miss it . It's a beautiful baroque church , you can get a guide beforehand or outside if you wish. The silver "Virgen de Guadalupe" is a must see, Blessed by the Pope last February . It has two views so be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was built the Church of Santa Prisca was the tallest structure in Taxco. It is located west of old city. Tall, narrow, opulent and lavishly rich looking interior is truly breath-taking. The general style is Spanish Baroque. The church has nine impressive gold covered altars. The main altar is dedicated to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santa Prisca Cathedral is certainly a site not to miss on your visit to Taxco. The cathedral is located at the zocalo and you can obtain a free tour ( with a voluntary donation / tip) from guides located at or around the entrance to the church. Tours are available in Spanish and English. The tours last approximately 20 minutes... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great architecture, very well preserved. our visit was short but we left full of impressions. Great historical value.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Cathedral has an amazinc Barroque influence, it was built by Juan de la Borda, the richest mine owner in colonial times, built in pink stone it is trully a beautiful building

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! The design of this cathedral & the location in Taxco are impressive and peaceful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a beautiful cathedral built with pink stone in the baroque style. It is located in the main plaza of Taxco which is in itself a splendid setting. Inside are nine floor-to-ceiling altar pieces covered with gold. The main altar piece is dedicated to the two patron saints Santa Prisca and San Sebastian. We were fascinated by the tall... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We visit the cathedral on our trip to Taxco and I have to say the building was very impressive. It is not as big as Puebla's Cathedral but, considering the small touristic town, it was very majestic. I recommend staying for a service so you get a feeling of the local customs in church. This is at the side of... More 

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