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Interesting, especially the opportunity to see the craftspeople at work

As everyone knows this is the place for copper. From bracelets, rings and necklaces all the way up... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Santa Clara de Cobre but more than just copper

Second visit to Santa Clara de Cobre. If you want anything in copper this is the place to go... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Paul V
Roseville, California
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Town known for its copper craftsmanship.
Patzcuaro 61800, Mexico
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

As everyone knows this is the place for copper. From bracelets, rings and necklaces all the way up with large sculptures, pots & pans all at very reasonable prices. However, this is more than just the vendors around the square, take the time to visit...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Second visit to Santa Clara de Cobre. If you want anything in copper this is the place to go. Beautiful artwork, pots, crosses, plates and other souvenirs in the town located around the town square. Although known for it's copper artwork it has a bit...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Highlight of the vacation was the visit to a copper forge and seeing first-hand the labor that goes into making a hand-hammered copper piece. In addition the copper work is amazing—I only wished we had bought more!

Thank Charla M
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It's like going to the source. A quaint little working town filled with wonderful artistry. Worth the drive if you are exploring the area.

1  Thank jojoishere
Reviewed 12 April 2017

"Cobre" is Copper in Spanish, which tells you what this modest litle town, about 20 or so minutes from Patzcuaro, is about.. The main street is lined with stores selling various copper products, from kitchen sinks down to the smallest of ringlets, and there is...More

Thank andrew k
Reviewed 16 March 2017

after having just been to charming Patzcuaro. This town is much smaller and there really isn't a lot to see except the copper vendors stands.

2  Thank nanatravels2
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I've grown up near a copper mine and these artisans take working with copper to a new level. Wonder, detailed complicated pieces abound. Don't miss a demo if possible...just go!!!!

2  Thank tornillo2015
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The town is tiny and not as nice as Pátzcuaro, but the copper handcrafts are amazing. It is 20 minutes from Patzcuaro and it has at least a dozen stores with beautiful and very affordable copper products. Really worth the trip.

2  Thank Eduardo R
Reviewed 23 February 2017

What an interesting place. We were lucky enough to tour where they make the copper sinks, bathtubs, pots etc. Incredible history. If your buying copper check the weight. The heavier the better quality. Well worth a visit.

2  Thank Col1tur2
Reviewed 11 February 2017

we went to to Santa Clara del Cobre to buy some souvenirs to bring to family and friends this place is like a open market which you can buy all type of items from leather to metal at a very economic price i should mention...More

1  Thank lisboamarco
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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