Welcome to Taxco


Taxco, 160km southwest of Mexico City, has ridden waves of boom and bust associated with wealthy silver deposits discovered here in the 16th century and then repeatedly until the early 20th century. With its silver now almost depleted, Taxco thrives on tourism. As such, it’s a rare example of preservation-centric development in Mexico. Unlike many colonial-era towns, Taxco has not been engulfed by industrial suburbs, and new buildings must conform to the old in scale, style and materials. This preserves Taxco as a striking small city and one of the best weekend trips from the capital.


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$66 Cultural & Theme Tours

Taxco and Cuernavaca from Mexico City

Head to Cuernavaca, a popular weekend retreat for Mexico City residents, where a small city tour will be given. It is a beautiful city known as the 'city of eternal spring' for its joyous atmosphere and enjoyable climate.You'll then take a scenic drive to Taxco, which is known as the 'silver city' and is one of the prettiest towns in Mexico. The city tumbles across a hillside with winding cobblestone streets, tile roofed buildings, cozy squares and a strong Old World ambiance that has survived for hundreds of years.You'll then visit one of Mexico's grandest churches, Santa Prisca (please read additional information). It was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda who literally stumbled upon a huge silver claim. Santa Prisca is a riot of ornate Baroque styling flanked by twin bell towers. The interior displays some of Mexico's beautiful goldleaf ornamentation. You'll have plenty of time to have lunch and also visit the marketplace and the famous silversmith shops!After seeing Taxco, it is time to head back to Mexico City where you'll be driven back to your hotel.

$620 Cultural & Theme Tours

Central Mexico 6-Day Tour from Mexico City: Teotihuacan, Taxco

During this fun and culture-filled 5-day, 6-night tour, discover all that Mexico City and its surrounding towns and historical landmarks have to offer. Start with a hop-on hop-off bus tour around Mexico City, where you'll visit up to 21 attractions. Stay in a four- or five-star Mexico City hotel for six nights while you explore central Mexico. Throughout your five days of activity, you'll visit the Shrine of Guadalupe and continue to the impressive archaeological site of the Teotihuacan Pyramids. You'll visit the colonial district of Coyoacan, the city of Cuernavaca and the picturesque town of Taxco. You'll visit the city of Cholula and see its large pyramid (Pirámide Tepanapa) before continuing to see the beautifully sculpted buildings of Puebla.See the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

$59 Day Trips & Excursions

Taxco and Cuernavaca Day Trip from Mexico City

After meeting your guide, you will take a scenic drive to Cuernavaca, "The City of the Eternal Spring.” Here, you will visit its main landmarks.See the Cathedral, which is the seat of the Catholic diocese of the same name in Mexico. This building is from the sixteenth century, making it one of the oldest cathedrals in the whole country. Your sightseeing tour continues to the Palacio de Cortés, which Hernán Cortés ordered to be built in the immediate years of Mexico conquest. Finally, you'll visit the monument to Morelos. He was a military insurgent and Mexican patriot, who organized and was the architect of the second stage of the War of Independence of Mexico. After seeing the best of Cuernavaca, you will drive to Taxco, a colonial city with hundreds of years of history. 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. During your visit, you will see Santa Prisca, one of Mexico’s grandest churches. 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 so you will have the opportunity to see and buy art pieces from Mexican artisans. After a great day out learning more about Mexico, you'll head back to Mexico City

$99.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Acapulco to Taxco Private Full-Day Trip by Van

After hotel pickup, your tour will make the first stop in Chilpancingo (capital of the state of Guerrero) after one-hour drive for you to have breakfast (not included). Three hours later you will arrive in Taxco, a city with a unique architectural style. Walk down its cobblestone streets and see white stucco houses topped with red tiled roofs. Visit the baroque Santa Prisca Cathedral and enjoy some free time to get lunch at a recommended restaurant and see the city at your leisure before returning to Acapulco. Enjoy the different vegetation along the way to this beautiful mining town. Taxco is a small colonial city located in the mountains of the North Sierra. Wrought iron balconies, a common adornment, are usually spilling over with beautiful flowers.  Visit the baroque Santa Prisca Cathedral one of the most beautiful in Mexico. Enjoy plenty of time for shopping at this Silver Capital of Mexico while you enjoy its fabulous weather. Taxco is a world known tourist destination and the friendly and hospitable character of its people has not changed. Taxco has been declared a national monument to be conserved to look like it did in the XVIII century. Your tour ends as you drive back to Acapulco and are dropped-off at your hotel.

$69 Day Trips & Excursions

Cuernavaca and Taxco Day Tour

Enjoy a full day tour to Cuernavaca and Taxco. You'll be picked up from your Mexico City hotel and head to Cuernavaca which is 82 kilometers from Mexico City, about a one-hour drive. Cuernavaca is known as the “Place of the Eternal Spring”. Here, you'll visit the Cathedral, which dates from the 16th century, and still has conserved some frescos on its walls. Continue your tour towards Taxco (85 kilometers, about two hours drive), famous for its sale of silver jewelry. In Taxco, enjoy the Church of Santa Prisca, which dates from 18th century, a jewel of the Mexican baroque architecture. Walk in town where there are many silver jewelry shops. Return to Mexico City in the evening (2 hour and 45-minute drive). Return to your hotel.

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Taxco and Cuernavaca Day Trip from Mexico City

Your private tour begins with hotel pickup in Mexico City. Board a private vehicle and then take a scenic drive to Cuernavaca, “The City of the Eternal Spring.” Here, you will take a look at the Cathedral, which is the seat of the Catholic diocese of the same name in Mexico. It’s a building of the sixteenth century, which makes it one of the oldest cathedrals in the whole country. The sightseeing tour also includes a visit to the Palacio de Cortés, which was ordered to be built by Hernán Cortés in the immediate years of the Mexico conquest. Then, see the monument to Morelos, a military insurgent and Mexican patriot, who organized and was the architect of the second stage of the War of Independence in Mexico. Later, your tour will head to Taxco, a colonial city with hundreds of years of history. 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. You'll visit Santa Prisca, one of Mexico’s grandest churches. It was built in 1759 by French immigrant Jose de la Borda who literally stumbled upon a huge silver spring. Then, learn all about the famous silver as 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 before driving back to Mexico City and your hotel.