Santa Clara del Cobre, Patzcuaro

Named "the Magical Village" in 2010, Santa Clara del Cobre represents both a historic site and a place of amazing art and craft. Spend an afternoon sightseeing and learning about the Purépecha people, who lived here in the pre-Hispanic era, and were extremely advanced smiths. Go around the town and see the two plazas, decorated with copper on benches and roofs. Visit the two churches and enjoy going around many old-fashioned shops, some of which still have the forges running and accept visitors. Make sure you stop by the museum of copper, too. If you visit in late August, attend the festival of copper artistry, which also includes a competition. To visit Santa Clara del Cobre on your trip to Patzcuaro, use our Patzcuaro trip builder site.
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  • Yes cool town to buy Copper. However our driver took us to a big place that has the fires and copper pounders, to see the whole process ect .Yes fabulous sinks and copper pots ect. However ; there...  more »
  • We took a large coach from El Central de Autobuses in Patzcuaro for $35 pesos but it's a ways from the central square. There are small buses, combis, that you can flag down near the town center for...  more »

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