Photos from Taxco

I visited Taxco, Mexico for a couple of days in February, 2016.  My original plan was to fly to Puebla, where I would spend the night before taking the bus to Taxco (via Cuernavaca).  My plans shifted when I arrived at the airport and found out my flight from Indianapolis to Houston was late, meaning I would not make my flight from Houston to Puebla.  I asked them to put me on a flight to Mexico City instead, where I finally arrived at 11:30 p.m.  I found a hotel near the Terminal Sur bus station, and spent the night.  The next morning, I took a Costa Linea bus from the Terminal Sur to Taxco — in the end, this was actually more convenient than flying into Puebla, so it worked out well for me.

Taxco was very busy when I arrived, it was late morning on Saturday, and it was clear a lot of people had come for the weekend.  I carried my bag from the bus station up a few hills to my hotel, the Agua Escondida, and checked in.  I spent most of my time in Taxco just wandering the city, taking photos, enjoying the views and having some great food.  Here are some photos from Taxco.

The church of Santa Prisca was built between 1751 and 1758 by José de la Borda, who had made a great fortune in the silver mines surrounding the town.  It’s a fantastic example of Churrigueresque style:

Iglesia Santa Prisca, Taxco
Iglesia Santa Prisca, Taxco

 

The interior of the church has multiple floor-to-ceiling gold altars:

Interior of Santa Prisca, Taxco
Interior of Santa Prisca, Taxco

 

The winding, cobblestone streets of Taxco are full of Volkswagen Beetles — many are white city taxis.  The buildings are often white, with red tile roofs.

Curvy Taxco Street and Taxi
Curvy Taxco Street and Taxi
Volkswagen Beetle Taxi, Taxco.
Volkswagen Beetle Taxi, Taxco.
Taxco street with VW
Taxco street with VW

 

Here are a few more photos of various things from around Taxco.  Please click the images for larger views!

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Mail slot, Taxco
Guard Dog
Guard Dog
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Iglesia Santa Prisca and Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena at dusk
Amate bark paintings and vendor
Amate bark paintings and vendor
Locked Door
Locked Door
Sad-eyed Dog
Sad-eyed Dog
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Side view of Iglesia Santa Prisca with the Cristo de Rey statue in the upper left
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Napping Street Vendor
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Busy Taxco street — the church, vendors, VWs..
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Hand-Painted Parking Sign, Taxco
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Metal Doors, Taxco
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Santuario de Ojeda, Taxco
Iglesia Guadalupe Mirador
Iglesia Guadalupe Mirador
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Taxis and Fruit Stand

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