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Mexico City: Taxco & Cuernavaca Tour with Pre-Hispanic Mine

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Take a full-day trip from Mexico City to admire Taxco, a unique colonial town famous for its silver works. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to explore an ancient pre-Hispanic mine.

Highlights

  • Visit Taxco, a beautiful city known for its silver mining and craftwork industry
  • Admire one of the most beautiful examples of Mexican Baroque architecture
  • Marvel at the expert work of Mexican artisans and purchase your favorite piece
  • Descend into an ancient pre-Hispanic mine and lose yourself in its long history

Description

Discover the colonial history of Mexico City on this day tour with an expert local guide. Choose to visit an ancient mine and learn about the lives and work of the inhabitants of the city before the Spanish came. Have the opportunity to descend in an authentic mining elevator and travel through a beautifully illuminated 150-meter tunnel, appreciating the sparkling of the walls due to the precious metals still found in them. Inside get to know how the ancient settlers carried out the mining work, what tools they used to extract the metals, and what techniques they used to find the coveted metals. Coming out of the bowels of the earth, admire a mural by the muralist Juan O'Gorman, who, out of his love for this beautiful city, worked with materials from the region a beautiful mural dedicated to the last Aztec emperor. Start your trip in downtown Mexico City where you'll take a scenic drive to the “silver city”. The city is nestled on a hillside with winding cobblestone streets, tile-roofed buildings, cozy squares, and a strong Old World ambiance that has survived through hundreds of years. Visit one of Mexico’s grandest churches, Santa Prisca. It was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. Taxco is known worldwide for its quality silver mines and shops, you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans. Discover an ancient pre-Hispanic mine, and learn how the ancient inhabitants extracted precious metals before the conquest.

Includes

Pickup and drop-off from the meeting point or your hotel (depending on the option selected) Entry to the pre-Hispanic mine (if option selected) Bilingual guide

Important Information

  • Please take into account that this tour involves a moderate amount of walking on irregular ground.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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