What a pleasant surprise!!! I took a 3 hour road trip from Mexico City a lovely small town called Taxco, which looks like a fairy tale!
There are so many things to enjoy about Taxco, but it’s most famous for having the purest silver in all of Mexico.
Mining here began in the pre-Hispanic period with natives extracting a stones for ritual purposes. Then the Spanish came along and discovered silver in the early 16th Century, and they started commercial mining in the area and built an amazing church in 1758 which still stands today. Even though mining has stopped in the region, the town of Taxco has remarkably carried on its silver tradition. The streets are filled with hundreds of shops, markets and open air venues selling all kinds of fine silver jewelry and they still make every piece by hand.
If you come to Mexico, don’t miss out on Taxco!