Explore the surroundings of El Oro
El Oro, State of México
Nestled between the mountains of Michoacan sits Santa Clara del Cobre. This Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) is internationally recognized for its beautiful handcrafted copper works.
The town has a unique appeal because the houses have titled roofs and two-colored walls: half white and half red.
The main square has a beautiful copper-roofed kiosk and an enormous ornamental pot sitting at its center.
VISIT THE TEMPLES OF SANTA CLARA DEL COBRE
Visit the Templo de Nuestra Señora del Sagrario, which is dedicated to Santa Clara de Asis the patron saint of craftsmen. The temple was founded by the Poor Clare Sisters during the seventeenth century and features a number of beautiful domes and a copper chandelier.
Cross the street and walk towards the Templo de la Inmaculada Concepcion, next to it is La Huatapera that was erected in the sixteenth century. Inside this majestic sacred space, you can admire the images of St. Francis and St. Claire made on cornstalk’s paste.
SHOP FOR COPPER CRAFTS
Walk through the copper craft shops and galleries run by the artisans who have handed down the secrets of the craft for several generations.
Do not hesitate to buy ornamental objects such as pots, pans, bracelets and necklaces. Once you return home, they will provide a nice reminder of this thriving copper town.
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