Santa Prisca de Taxco
Santa Prisca de Taxco
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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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Von
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This place is amazing. Very nice structure of the churches. It is definitely worth a visit. Will surely come back next time as we surely enjoyed it
Written 23 July 2023
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Christine F
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Taxco was definitely worth the visit. Enjoyed every minute of this beautiful place. A must visit town. The reason for a bad rating: Excellence Mexico Tours booked through Trip Advisor was positively hopeless. We booked an English tour but the guide’s knowledge of the language was so poor that the tour was given in Spanish! The driver got into a serious confrontation was a passerby and lashed out in a barrage of foul language. On the funny side, our guide slept most of the way to Taxco and snored all the way back to Mexico City. My advice, research the company before booking. I don’t feel Trip Advisor should align with companies that negatively effect their reputation. This is the first time I have given a bad report in all my travels, but I felt it incumbent on me to do so.
Written 30 June 2023
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annminky
United States3,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
I am pleased to have the chance to visit and enter this church. Beautifully completed. History says that it took only a few years to build this church. When in Taxco, make it a point to visit this lovely church.
Written 17 January 2022
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jhillaryg
NJ57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The Santa Prisca is a historical monument in the town of Taxco. This beautiful church is amazing both inside and out with some stunning views from the bell tower. The church was being renovated at the time I visited but I did get the opportunity to climb the 130 steps to the bell tower to take in the amazing views. If in Taxco, definitely worth a visit.
Written 18 August 2021
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JimBar
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
I'm always amaze on the level of intricacy the churches in Latino America. We couldnt walk a round the inside of the church, we just made it to the entrance. Go and visit beautiful architecture. The only thing that might be annoying is the supposed tourist guides that are pushy but some of the free info they're willing to share as u walk towards the entrance of the church. The one thing i wish would be access to the bell tower as a guided tour that would really cool
Written 24 February 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
This is the kind of cathedral I want to see in Mexico. Ornate and intricate while still holy. Get a local guide to give you a tour.
Written 16 February 2020
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ETame
Naucalpan, Mexico1,083 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
A really beautiful cathedral and very historic with gold panels. Lamentably the earthquake in 2017 damaged the main three panel which are now under reconstruction. It was donated by a French resident in the XVIII century and maintain the same construction. Dedicated to Saint Prisca and Saint Sebastian.
Written 9 February 2020
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Javier G
Royal Palm Beach, FL64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This church has a lot of history, the local guides will tel it to you, the art work is very impressive. The gold laminate finish was being worked on while we were there and they were making a great job bringing out the splendor of the art work. Also you have everything close by, wether you want to eat or buy souvenirs, you’re sure to find them at the zocalo.
Written 5 January 2020
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LuvToTravelAround
San Fernando, CA475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Our tour guide who said he is indigenous to the Taxco area gave us a history lesson on the amount of lives lost in working to build this beautiful church. He said is was more like forced labor by the rich and powerful whose aim was to Christianize the natives in the area and for the rich to steal the natural resource (silver) that Taxco was famous for. He said today all the silver of Taxco has been mined and the jewelers import silver from Zacatecas to continue an age old Taxco traditional of jewelry making. Although we loved the Baroque style of the church we were happy to meet Andres who gave us a lost page of history lesson on Taxco and its precious church.
Written 4 December 2019
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TrishDubs
Santa Barbara, CA373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
While baroque and beautiful on the outside, especially when lit up at night, Santa Prisca is actually a small-town church that has been faithfully serving local parishioners for generations, from birth to death. Step inside and sit down and pay your respects, regardless of faith.
Written 13 July 2019
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