The variety of Taxco’s cultural centers reflects the quality and commitment of the people from Guerrero towards their heritage. An example of this is the Plaza Borda, where you find two museums: the Silver Museum (Museo de la Platería) and the Casa Borda, built in 1759, and which today holds Taxco’s House of Culture, where many cultural events take place, such as book launches, theater plays, and violin, piano, and guitar concerts.
For more culture in Taxco, visit the Santísima Trinidad Church; the Humboldt House, with its excellent display of Baroque art that makes its façade a beautiful structure and the main attraction of the place; and the House of Juan Ruiz Alarcón, birthplace of the writer, where there is a sculpture in his honor.
The Guillermo Spratling Museum displays a great variety of dishes made of silver, which has contributed to the growth of Taxco. There are also pre-Hispanic pieces, which mean a lot to the people of the state of Guerrero. Additionally, there is a great photography exhibition recounting the history of the place in images.
On the plaza of the former monastery is the San Bernardino Church, which stands out because of its unfinished turrets and the peculiar finishing touch of its dome. This church holds several important paintings, such as Cristo de los Plateros and Señor del Santo Entierro; it is believed the latter was abandoned at the Church’s door for an unknown reason.