10 Things to do in Taxco That You Shouldn't Miss

August 23, 2021 Malia Yoakum

A tradition dating back to the city's origins as a colonial mining capital, silver is the focal point of Taxco shopping, and indeed the most popular tourist pursuit. All around the picturesque town you'll find sellers of silver finery, from open air markets to metal workshops to high end boutiques.
Restaurants in Taxco

1. Santa Prisca de Taxco

Plaza Borda, Taxco Mexico http://www.mexicodestinos.com
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1,114 reviews

Santa Prisca de Taxco

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

Reviewed By 82jhj - Los Angeles, United States

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

2. Mercado de Plata o Tianguis Sabatino

Calle de Mora Barrio de Mora, Taxco 40200 Mexico +52 762 625 8670 [email protected] http://www.plata925.info
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 143 reviews

Mercado de Plata o Tianguis Sabatino

This marketplace features a number of country silversmiths, who offer jewelry at reduced prices. The best place of Mexico to buy an d find a lot of silver crafts

Reviewed By 876sevilayg - Istanbul, Turkey

We went to Taxco with family city itself worth seeing silver shops are so much in diversity you find anything for every budget

3. Plaza Borda

Taxco Mexico http://www.mexico-guanajuato-taxco.com/Taxco/Plaza
Excellent
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4.5 based on 150 reviews

Plaza Borda

The zócalo of this old mining town is named for silver tycoon José de la Borda.

Reviewed By SBE73

Enjoy all the sounds, smells and tastes of Taxco in a single place: Plaza Borda! Just relax and let time fly by while you enjoy!

4. Zocalo

Taxco Mexico
Excellent
58%
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4.5 based on 612 reviews

Zocalo

Reviewed By DonnaK293 - Toronto, Canada

Visited Taxco from Mexico City with Mexcity Tours. We had an hour and half to explore on our own the area of the Zocalo. What a lovely place to enjoy. The Zocalo is surrounded by many shops, Santa Prisca Church and the very interesting winding narrow roads going up to the hills filled with vendors selling their wares, food and souvenirs. It is even fun to watch all the vehicules trying to manoevre down those narrow winding roads leading to main circle around the Zocalo. In the Zocalo there is alot of things going on. Now the Zocalo is not very big-no where near the size of Mexico City or Acapulco. But it is very pretty and quaint. A lot of people just sitting around on the benches, with some vendors walking around selling souvenirs or selling snacks like churros. There was even going on while we were there a few shows in the square-a folkloric dance group and a fashion show of some comic book characters

5. Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa

Entre Calle Palma y Calle 1a de Guadalupe, Taxco 40200 Mexico
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4.5 based on 69 reviews

Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa

Reviewed By ayunh2016

I somehow managed to avoid setting foot in a single silver shop during my stay in Taxco - this attraction is much more to my liking. Arrived right as it was opening and got a great tour in English by a sweet matron. It was amusing to hear her describing some of the ghastlier chapters in the house's history. I was also really intrigued by its incarnation after it was purchased by Señor Figueroa - lots of signed photos of American celebs - Bette Davis, Elvis, a youngish Richard Nixon (!) who passed through on their way to Acapulco back in the day. I would like to know more about this man who preserved the house while decking it out with art and a tiled bar from whence he served visitors a complimentary glass of tequila after he turned it into a museum. (Alas the tradition did not survive him) I really like this kind of museum, where the former occupants books of detective stories and the like are shelved alongside more rarified volumes. I could almost imagine that that nifty triptych medicine cabinet contained 60s era powders and pills!

6. Mina Prehispanica de Taxco

Cerro de la Mision #32, Taxco 40230 Mexico +52 762 622 8286 https://www.facebook.com/MinaPrehispanicadeTax/
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Mina Prehispanica de Taxco

We offer a tour that will put you in direct contact with our history. You can observe the presence of silver and gold in its natural state as our ancestors left as mining originated in our culture. And if you like the adrenaline come and enjoy extreme sports in 100% natural scenarios from the bowels of the earth.

Reviewed By JimandMarya310 - La Independencia, Mexico

We recommend the tour and if your Spanish is not the best then ask for Alphonso aka "Pancho". He had the english required to explain the history, geology and mineralogy more than adequately. He also made the tour fun and there were some surprise guests!

7. Mil Cascadas

Carretera Federal Km 136, Casino de la Union, Texcaltitla, Mex., Taxco Mexico +52 734 108 7103 http://es-la.facebook.com/LasGranadass
Excellent
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Mil Cascadas

8. Casa Humboldt

Calle Juan Ruiz de Alarcon 12, Taxco Mexico +52 762 622 5501
Excellent
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4.0 based on 70 reviews

Casa Humboldt

This restored house named for the explorer Alexander Von Humboldt, who stayed here only for a single night in 1803, holds a collection of artifacts on 18th-century Catholicism.

9. Teleferico de Montetaxco

Lomas de Taxco, Taxco 40210 Mexico +52 762 622 1300 [email protected] http://www.montetaxco.mx/
Excellent
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4.0 based on 449 reviews

Teleferico de Montetaxco

Reviewed By dat1975 - Houston, United States

Amazing views. We opted for the round trip Adults $95 pesos Kids $65 Drops you at a taxi zone, taxi from here to the main church (Zocolo ) $30 pesos. Message me with questions would be glad to offer insight.

10. Cristo Monumental Taxco

Taxco Mexico
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4.0 based on 176 reviews

Cristo Monumental Taxco

Reviewed By VeganMadeEasy - Glen Ellyn, United States

If you are up for a little hike, take the narrow alleys and stairs up the mountain. The last part is a little tricky if you don’t go up the regular road as it leads through the woods up the hill. It’s fairly steep and just a small trail. Otherwise just keep following the road up the hill. Be sure to ask for directions as you go up the hill. The easier way to get up is to grab a taxi. Once you’ve arrived you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views! Absolutely worth it!

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