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“Santa Clara de Cobre but more than just copper”

Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Patzcuaro
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Owner description: Town known for its copper craftsmanship.
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 to offer, friendly people, fantastic carnitas, delicious corundas and other foods are available and freshly made. So after you're done buying all the copper you want make sure you visit the other vendors and enjoy the taste of authentic Mexican food from the street vendors.

Thank Paul V
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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
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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.

Thank jojoishere
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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 a nice copper museum to visit. Another store to visit is El Porton (the copper museum is at the corner of that street and the main drag, and the store is up one block); in the back is an open shed where you can watch the artisans at work. They are happy to demonstrate their art, and maybe they will let you try your luck with a finishing hammer on a piece of copper! Prices here are reasonable, and all in all, it is a nice way to spend a day. If you are coming from Patzcuaro, don't worry about being directed onto a parallel one-way street; just drive past the church and start looking for parking spaces on the side streets. P.S. Their plaza at Christmastide is as pretty as any I have seen around here.

Thank andrew k
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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.

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