Taxco a silver colonial town on a hillside
Taxco is a spectacular Silver Town in Mexico, it’s the best place for silver shopping, beautiful architecture, delicious food and the charm of a colonial town in Mexico.
Taxco the Silver Town is also one of the “Magic Towns” or Pueblos Mágicos in Mexico. This selection exists all across the country and it means you are going to find a wonderful mix of history, folklore, culture and more unique elements that you have to discover in one of the “Must” Magic Towns in Mexico.
The first time I visited Taxco I was 2 years old and every time I come back I fall in love more and more.
How to Get to Taxco from Mexico City
This beautiful town is only 2.5 hours from Mexico City; Yes, it’s really close! Taxco is located in the state of Guerrero, Mexico and it’s very easy to get there.
The easiest way I s by Bus, it’s cheap and comfortable. The first time I visited Taxco I did it by car, but since it is not necessary to use it inside the city and it is quite complicated to find parking; the last time I’ve done it by bus. Just go to the South-Central Bus station at Taxqueña and you’ll find different companies traveling there.
You can buy the bus tickets directly in the terminal, but my recommendation is to do it online in advance, to be able to choose the time. You should only arrive with a bit of anticipation to the terminal and board the bus. Relax and enjoy the journey; because you’re going to walk a lot in Taxco.
The best way to explore this place is by walking, I recommend you wearing shoes that are comfortable and not slippery. In one of my visits, it rained and the floor becomes a little slippery.
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Taxco the Silver Town
This pretty colonial town is on a hillside, surrounded by mountains and it’s beautiful cobbled streets make you want to discover every corner.
It is known as the “City of Silver” for all the mines nearby, they start using silver since 1529. In 1931 William Spratling founded the first silver workshop here. Now you can find silver jewelry almost in every street.
You can spend here one day or a lot more and I’m sure you are going to enjoy it no matter what.
But this is my list of the best things to do in Taxco the Silver Town in Mexico.
Amazing Things to Do in Taxco
Santa Prisca Parish Church
It was constructed between 1751 and 1758 by José de la Borda a wealthy businessman. Don’t miss it at night, because the center is a lovely place to enjoy at nighttime.
I promise it’s amazing inside and outside.
For a small fee, you can have stunning views of the city and the mountains. The cable car leads to a hotel resort named Monte Taxco. If you are lucky to stay in this hotel I’m sure you are going to enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets every day. But if you choose another place to stay, you can also go to the restaurant and bar for a romantic moment or maybe just for the opportunity to take the best photos.
Only a few minutes from Taxco are one of the largest cave systems in the world. The tunnels are up to 10 km. in length and two subterranean rivers. The stalactites and stalagmites are breathtaking and I’m sure you are going to enjoy analyzing the different figures.
There are optional activities as Rafting, Rappelling, Zip-Lining and Horse Riding. You can visit Taxco and Cacahuamilpa Caves on a Day Tour from Mexico City.
It’s a unique event once a year if you have the opportunity, don’t miss it. (November).
It takes place on the streets of Taxco, it’s an Urban Downhill competition (stairs, ramps, declines narrow alleys and spectacular jumps). Just be sure to book your hotel with time, because is an international event, but it’s worth it.
Silver Market Shopping
One of the best attractions of Taxco is, of course, the silver jewelry it’s a paradise for silver shopping (just look for the .925 stamp for the best quality).
On Saturdays artisans sell their jewelry in a really long silver market; every time I can, I visit it on weekends because the silver market is amazing, you’re going to find the best prices and variety. It’s unique and if you want a souvenir for you or for your family, this is the place. But start early, because after lunch you will find a lot of tourists walking there.
All the other days of the week, you can shop at the jewelry shops on the streets, they have a wonderful selection too, but it’s a little bit expensive.
Where to Eat in Taxco
Eating in Taxco is a pleasure! A lot of the restaurants have delicious Mexican or international food and Lovely Views!
One of my favorites are; Del Angel Inn Restaurant, El Adobe Restaurant-Bar, and La Terraza, with the best green Enchiladas! I also recommend trying Barbacoa, Cecina and the delicious Tamales.
Where to Stay in Taxco, Mexico
I’m going to share with you my favorite options.
Los Arcos Hotel
Built-in 1572 and located in the heart of Taxco. Los Arcos is a beautiful hotel closest to everything and the price is excellent.
They have different room types and you can ask for a simple one or a bigger and unique option.
Monte Taxco Hotel
A very good option, Monte Taxco hotel has wonderful views, a good restaurant, a spa, and very comfortable rooms. It’s more expensive but if you prefer this option you are going to love it!
There are a lot of things to do and enjoy at Taxco and just a day is not enough; that’s why if you can spend more days here you are going to enjoy the nights, the people, the museums, the history, the food and every corner of this amazing Magic Town. I’m sure you will love it as much as I do.
Enjoy the Charming Taxco, the silver and the town.