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Santa Clara del Cobre

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Address: Patzcuaro 61800, Mexico

Town known for its copper craftsmanship.

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Go buy a copper sink

Authentic Mexican town with great industry of anything copper. I have one of their copper sinks...unique addition

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
New Mexico
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New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic Mexican town with great industry of anything copper. I have one of their copper sinks...unique addition

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited Sta Clara over 2 dozen times over the past 15 years and I am always happy to walk around and browse. The copper handiworks are amazing (most are made local) and I have acquired a fair amount of kitchen items over the years. From small toys to full size, solid copper bathtubs and fountains, there is something... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My family owns hotels around the country and we have one in Patzcuaro. I've been visiting Patzcuaro for as long as I can remember. Santa Clara del cobre is an OBLIGATED visit for all foreigners and nationals alike. The copper factories show you how their artisans "work" their magic with copper. Mostly they use old copper cables used for telephone... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Its one of Mexico's magical towns and it has lot stores where mostly everything is made of copper.You will love it

Thank AriPadilla
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

One of my many magic town that I visited during my June 2016; 19 day visit throughout Mexico. This town's gift to humanity is the Workmanship of the Copper. wonderful experience. Must visit a local copper shop.

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Davilla, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

It had been several years since I had been to Santa Clara del Cobra and it had changed a great deal. When I visited with my wife several years ago it was on a Saturday. My daughters and I went on a Monday this time. It seemed more hustled and bustled, less clean and less hospitable. But we enjoyed ourselves.... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The purpose of my trip to Mexico was to buy copper products and I found out that Santa Clara del Cobre was the place to do it. I normally like to stay in very small towns, and I considered making hotel reservations here, but I'm glad I decided to sleep in Patzcuaro. There are dozens of shops to buy copper... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Thsi is a quaint city with a proud tradition of copper artistry. Beautiful wares at remarkable prices. Will definitely visit whenever I visit Patzcuaro.

Thank Sally K
San Francisco Bay Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Not far by taxi, copper of all kinds and descriptions tumbles out of very store. Up the alley next to the copper museum ( a must!) are two or three shops that have the forges running in the back. The artisans will welcome you as observers and will show you the whole incredibly fascinating process. Tip them for their time.

Thank penwatchman
San Miguel de Allende
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We visited Santa Clara del Cobre with a small group and enjoyed a demonstration at El Porton. We walked across the street to Las Felicitades and they had beautiful copper goods. Then we headed one block down to the National Museum of Copper which was really remarkable. The town was filled with stands and shops. It was Easter weekend so... More 

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