Santa Clara del Cobre, Patzcuaro

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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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  • As always Santa Clara is a joy to visit...the demonstrations at the very stores are informative and fun!  more »
  • Maybe a 30 minute drive over from Patzcuaro. The Copper Museum was closed but we saw the fun town square, complete with a copper bandstand, and there were two good churches more or less off the plaza ...  more »
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