When in Taxco go by this museum. It will give you a great deal of background on how Taxco became world renowned for its silversmithing. Informative and fun.
Actually we didn't see much of the museo. Each time we tried to go it was closed. Then when we finally went past and the doors were open, we went in and were told there were only 20 minutes before it closed. We asked if we could take a quick look as we were leaving the next morning. The woman... More
Well laid out and interesting, gives one a hint of how silver and jewelry came together in Taxco. Interesting exhibits and artifacts that tell their own history and translates into what is being produced in present day. Places to sit and a good restroom are a bonus in this museum!
William Spratling was an American architect who came to Mexico to write a book and came upon Taxco, finding it a quiet place where the once great silver mining centre had stalled after the mines were played out. He began teaching local people the art and science of silversmithing in his own workshop and the result was that crafting silver... More
A great place to learn about the history of Silver in the town and the great artisans this place is know for. Go here before you go shopping so you know what your looking at and for.
The Spratling Museum was named for American Spratling who was instrumental in getting the silversmith business going in Taxco. I suppose the city owes its current bonanza to him. The Museo is just a minute's walk from the main church and the Zocalo (Plaza Borda) in the very center of town. It's on three floors and you must pay to... More
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