Surrounded by rolling hills, valleys, and mountains, Taxco is set in a very scenic spot, some 170 kilometers southwest of Mexico City.
Besides the lovely landscapes and breathtaking views, the city is also known for its colonial architecture and intricately carved artisanal silverware.
Presiding over everything is the beautiful baroque architecture of Santa Prisca Cathedral – the city’s symbol and main sight.
From atop its belltowers, you can enjoy fabulous panoramas over Taxco’s surroundings, as well as a bird’s eye view of the narrow, steep streets weaving their way up the hillside.
Much of the city was built from the wealth mined from the nearby mountains.
Exquisite silver jewelry can still be bought to this day.
Nowadays, however, Taxco’s economy is mainly based on the steady stream of tourists who come to delve into its rich history, culture, and architecture.
Holy Week is a good time to visit Taxco because of its All Souls processions where residents turn out to show their faith.