Mexico’s silver city, with cobbled streets and colonial treasures to discover

This picturesque colonial city is known for its silver mines, cobbled streets and the pretty church of Santa Prisca. It’s a great place to buy silver jewelry direct from the artisans and there are unusual and attractive pieces available at good prices. Taxco lies around 2 1/2 hours from Mexico City and 3 1/2 hours from Acapulco. Day tours operate from either location and there are good bus services.