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:
The interior of the church has multiple floor-to-ceiling gold altars:
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.
Here are a few more photos of various things from around Taxco. Please click the images for larger views!