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Santa Prisca Cathedral

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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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Awesome architecture

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

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

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 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Santa Prisca church it is a mist in Taxco. Its design churrigeresco type is very beautiful. The church is open to turist from 4 to 6 pm on sundays. Other times there is always a catholic mass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history in this magic city is everywhere. This church is a must when in town no matter how long your stay is you MUST WALK THROUGH HERE! The day we went there was a mass for a baptism and we sat there for 45 mins or so and walked for another 45 just admiring the detail ever inchhhhhh of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It's a must see when in taxco ! Make sure you get a guide for a few pesos and emerge in all that history ! In front of the cathedral there is a beautiful floral arrangement.... one of my favorite city in Mexico

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church. Built in the Baroque style. Free to visit. Its beautiful at night. Situated right across the way from agua Escondida hotel on the Zocalo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Sometimes I lead pilgramage tours to Mexico. Taxco is one of the best palaces on the way. Santa Prisca is build in Chirrugurresco style - the mMexican Barocco style. Main fasade and interior is amazing. And a lot things to see around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It's almost worth the trip to Taxco just to see this cathedral. Over the top ornate and it just dominates the city skyline with its size. Get a guide as there's too much in there to figure out on your own, but use one of the ones that are credentialed by the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you don't want to spend a couple of bucks in silver (you can find good quality and bad quality for a wide range of prices), then just go to the Agua Escondida terrace (it is also a good hotel/spa), ask for a local craft beer and sit to enjoy and decipher each crave on the façade of this beautiful... More 

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