Santa Prisca

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Main Altar The spectacular gold overlaid main altar of the Santa Prisca.

The Church of Santa Prisca is a colonial monument is located in the city of Taxco de Alarcón, in the northern part of the state of Guerrero, Mexico. This sacred building was constructed between 1751 and 1758), dedicated to the Catholic religion in that population whose main activity was – and remains – mining silver. Note: However, as of 2013, the silver miners of Taxco have been on strike for more than six years!) The construction was ordered by José de la Borda, one of the most prosperous migrants to Taxco in the 18th century. Although he had come to Taxco only about thirty-five years before the construction of the church of Santa Prisca, José de la Borda became an important local mineral barons, which is why the Archbishop of Mexico allowed the parish to build his taste and specifications – and of course because Jose de la Borda paid for the construction out of his private profits.
From 1758 to 1806, the temple was the tallest building in Mexico, to be surpassed by the Church of Our Lady of Carmen, Orizaba Vera Cruz.

Banda Fresa of Acuitlapan makes lively traditional music
to accompany the playing in the Zocalo, of paper maché bulls wired with firecrackers.