Santa Prisca de Taxco, Taxco

4.8
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Guerrero
Admire the grand scale and ornate design of Santa Prisca de Taxco, a place of worship that stands as a testament to the historic wealth of the mining town during the 18th century. Built between 1751 and 1758, the cathedral's stone exterior has a pink hue and reflects a bold, but detailed baroque style. The opulent cathedral was built under the command of Jose de la Borda, a Catalan mine owner, and one of the richest men in the region. The exhorbitant expense of the building project, however, nearly bankrupted him. Once the tallest building in the country, the cathedral's interior showcases nine floor-to-ceiling, gold-covered altarpieces, as well as paintings by Miguel Cabrera. Put Santa Prisca de Taxco on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Taxco trip builder .
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  • It's in the center of Taxco, it's a beautiful church inside and out. When we went they are restoring it on the outside.
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  • I liked the outside more than the interior of the Iglesua because for my seem very reloaded there is an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe in silver very well worked and very nice
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