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

April 3, 2017 , In: All Things MEXICO, Mexico Photography , With: 6 Comments
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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

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

Best part was being with my family in Santa Clara del Cobre. Signing off, Tina

  1. Reply

    Fascinating! Great photos! I’ll have to put that on our bucket list!

    • Cassandra Navarro
    • April 12, 2017
    Reply

    Beautiful pictures!

    • Glory
    • April 18, 2017
    Reply

    Just beautiful.

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