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Died and Gone to Copper Heaven

What an amazing trip and worth every bit of the big- bus ride to Uruapan, smaller- bus to Patzcuaro... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2012
Chilliwack, Canada
copper shopping

gets to be a bit overwhelming with so many shops, but there is some magnificent pieces to be seen... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2012
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Town known for its copper craftsmanship.
Patzcuaro 61800, Mexico
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

What an amazing trip and worth every bit of the big- bus ride to Uruapan, smaller- bus to Patzcuaro and taxi to Santa Clara. We are presently in Zihuatanejo. We were fortunate to have a personal demonstration, purely by chance, and they offered my husband...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2012

gets to be a bit overwhelming with so many shops, but there is some magnificent pieces to be seen and prices are fair

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Reviewed 10 November 2012

Just a 40 minute drive from Patzcuaro is Santa Clara del Cobre. As the name implies they make copper here! A must see is the Copper Museum for a demo of how they turn copper into some great articles. Just around the corner about mid-block...More

1  Thank RegD1945
Reviewed 6 November 2012

The center of town has the beautiful colonial architecture of Michoacán. The main plaza is surrounded by beautiful buildings of thick adobe walls, wooden columns, red tiled roofs. There is a Kiosk with a copper roof. It is fascinating to see the way the copper...More

1  Thank DianaCasadeLuna
Reviewed 5 November 2012

The skill demonstrated by these craftsmen is totally impressive. They make things out of a lump of copper that just blow your mind. Days and days of hard work. If you are interested in Mexican crafts don't miss this town.

Thank yourhostinncuernavac
Reviewed 1 October 2012

If you like copper, this is heaven. Explore many of the stores, because in the back of several there are craftsmen working with the copper, making items while you watch.

Thank LLee2010
Reviewed 20 September 2012

The best place to visit is the Copper museum where copper-smiths demonstrate their skills. Like so many tourist towns, every shop sells copper-ware (apart from the butcher's!).

Thank Alfred R
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Visited Santa Clara during this year's copper festival (speciality of the town) and was impressed by the enthusiasm of all the locals who are more than keen to show their way of working the copper and what they manage to produce by hand! There's a...More

Thank Susie M
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Shopped and bought a beautiful round copper table top! Now, to design a base... Maybe in iron? Cantera?

Thank clinn42
Reviewed 20 July 2012

It was a beautiful drive through the countryside from Patzcuaro to the town center where parking was easy, the folks friendly and LOTS and LOTS of amazing copper artisans. Don't miss the copper museum and displays.

1  Thank Shelley D
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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