Taxco is one of the magic towns I told you about in Mexico. Taxco is one of those rags to riches story. Not doing so well earlier, it slowly became the Silver capital of the World. First, we visited a silver mine replica with silver jewelry sold. My friends were welcomed there with la Bertha – a traditional cocktail of lemon, water and 7 drops of Tequila. The mine was 800 m deep and you have to extract 2 or 3 tons of stone to get 1 kg of real silver!
Taxco with around 100,000 inhabitants now belongs to the so-called Pueblos Magicos – Magic Towns in Mexico where the architecture rules are somehow limited to keep the unique magical feeling. All the houses in Taxco are white with mostly red terracota roofs. Just the shopping mall is looking differently.
We walked into the Santa Prisca Cathedral of Taxco. Constructed between 1748 and 1758 it’s said to be one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Mexico.