12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico

12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico

Santa Clara del Cobre is a small town in Michoacan, Mexico that is famous for copper, (cobre means copper). The native Purépecha people in this area are skilled in coppersmithing and you can find copper goods and crafts in abundance here.

12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico

Santa Clara del Cobre has an annual copper festival in August and it was named a Pueblo Mágico, (Magic Village), in 2010. That is an honor for any small town in Mexico and it probably is a good addition to your Mexico bucket list :-)

If you like my photos of Santa Clara del Cobre please share. Gracias!

12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico
There are little artisan shops all over the city. This one had a copper still for making booze! I just couldn’t get a clear shot of it :-(

12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico

12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico
A copper bathtub! Imagine trying to keep this shiny and clean with all that water and soap scum!

12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico

12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico
Several shops didn’t want photos taken of their goods. Not sure why… I would be proud to spread the news!

12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico

Colors of Mexico

12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico
Loved this copper chess set at the museo, (museum).
12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico
And these copper doors were pretty awesome! I wish I could have taken a really good shot of them closed.
12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico
Many of these “Pueblo Magico” towns have pretty old buildings and churches.
12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico
Public restrooms only 5 pesos per person and they give you toilet paper!
12 Photos of Santa Clara del Cobre, The Copper Town of Michoacan, Mexico
The best part was being with my family in Santa Clara del Cobre. Signing off, Tina

About the author
I live in Mexico with my hubby and four kiddos. I keep busy with homeschooling, traveling, and my Bible ministry. I love photography and writing, so I blog. My family is a little nutty but nutty is never boring and always an adventure. And I love adventure!

10 Comments

  1. How Did I miss this magical place? I’ve been many places in Michoacán, including so close to there in Quiroga, Tacámbaro, Zirahuen, Pátzcuaro & La Isla de Janitzio, where they speak Tarásco, & have delicious fish platters all over. I really would have enjoyed going there very much. I even spent some time in Zacapu & Panindícuaro, & met so many lovely people everywhere I went!!!! Absolutely wonderful people there! I even met an .American lady who lives in Zacapu, married with 3 sons. So many wonderful memories of my many, many trips there. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful photos. I loved those huge copper doors!

    1. De nada Robin! My pictures don’t do the little town justice. The copper work is pretty amazing. I need to update this post because we took another trip there earlier this year and one of the shops was giving demonstrations. We were able to see the process of how they form the copper. I even got a video of it :-)

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