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Santa Prisca de Taxco, Taxco

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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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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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 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...  more »
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  • This is a beautifully kept church is famously beautiful. Read the other reviews as you could see that this fantastic place holds so much history. To sit here and enjoy the history and craftsmanship.
  • The church is beautiful, one of the best in Mexico, with the Tonantzintla (Puebla) and the gothic in San Miguel de Allende is part of my favorite churches.

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