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Santa Clara del Cobre

Patzcuaro 61800, Mexico
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You shouldn’t miss del Cobre

We always go here while we visit Patzcuaro. The artisans are plentiful, products varied, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ainslie earl k
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Portland, Oregon
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A true adventure

A beautiful little town with a remarkable history. I highly recommend the visit, the shopping here... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
geoffs088
,
Victoria, Canada
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Town known for its copper craftsmanship.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“copper museum” (13 reviews)
“copper items” (9 reviews)
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Patzcuaro 61800, Mexico
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"copper museum"
in 13 reviews
"copper items"
in 9 reviews
"the main street"
in 6 reviews
"kitchen sinks"
in 4 reviews
"great town"
in 4 reviews
"shops selling"
in 3 reviews
"the past years"
in 3 reviews
"mexican town"
in 2 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 5 reviews
"day trip"
in 5 reviews
"few hours"
in 2 reviews
"town square"
in 2 reviews
"hand made"
in 2 reviews
"carnitas"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
in 2 reviews
"all sorts"
in 2 reviews
"street vendors"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always go here while we visit Patzcuaro. The artisans are plentiful, products varied, and shops prolific. Little restaurant on the plaza is a good place for any meal.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

A beautiful little town with a remarkable history. I highly recommend the visit, the shopping here would require a truck if I live in Mexico.

Thank geoffs088
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Little gem tucked away in Michoacan with plenty of artisan delights. This town is true to it's name and offers the best in copper artistry items, mostly all handmade. Take a local with you if you plan to go to get the best prices. Food...More

Thank Luisa J
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

If you apprecíate and respect craftsmanship, make the 30 min drive from Patzcuaro and walk around. Try to see a workshop (taller) if you can.

Thank jackietrehorn
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Copper everywhere. We were able to get a demonstration on how the copper is processed. There was so much to choose from. I have never seen so many beautiful copper items.

Thank lydboss749
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This quiet city's streets are lined with shops selling copper items of all sizes and quality. The museum explains how copper items are made, and there was a live demonstration of the process, complete with bellows, fire, and five men pounding the copper discs at...More

Thank kehoedds
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Came to this area to visit distant family, but found so many interesting areas! Come on the weekends because there are like make shift markets, taquerias and taco stands with other neat foods and horchatas or Jamaica drinks. I loved the authentic foods from this...More

Thank Stacy A
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We got a wonderful demonstration of how the copper is heated and worked at one of the shops/workshops. I was fascinated. We came away with a new appreciation of the beautiful copper art created in this town...and some of that art came home with us....More

Thank MandragoraMaggie
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

A fun side trip from Patzcuaro. Don’t look for fine dining here! Many small and large shops selling quality copper pieces of all sorts. Some are museum quality and expensive. Others fun for home use - Pots, pans, vases, etc.

Thank Caslin
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We were here on Christmas Day, and it was wonderful! On their main Square nearly a hundred little kids were dressed in identical costumes doing traditional dances to a packed audience. The town specializes in Copper and we bought a bowl at near giveaway prices!...More

Thank Randy S
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lenox862
19 November 2015|
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Response from MABeads30 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer the part about driving there, but Santa Clara del Cobre is a sleepy little village and very safe. It is very close to Patzcuaro and easy to get there by cab. Make sure that you get to see the demonstration... More
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