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Copper National Museum

Santa Clara del Cobre

This museum based on Morelos avenue, one of the most important avenues in Santa Clara del Cobre, was inaugurated on August 12, 1977. During your visit, the site will welcome you with large sculptures carved in copper, a of the most recent techniques developed by master craftsmen.

It goes without saying that there you can immerse yourself in the greatest tradition of the town, for which it has gained worldwide fame: copper work. In fact, the trade is learned from a noticeably young age.

Each of its rooms will take you into this way of life, from the ancestral heritage of the Purépecha artisans, jewelry and utensils made of copper, tools that are required for the elaboration of the pieces, the fusion of pre-Hispanic and colonial techniques with the arrival from Vasco de Quiroga to the people, as well as the evolution of these that gave rise to contemporary pieces that have been awarded in several international competitions.

Another of the attractions that attract the most attention within the museum is a workshop where you can admire the great talent of the artists, who hammer the precious red-hot metal with their skillful hands in front of your eyes, transforming it step by step until turn them into magnificent works of art.

At the end of your tour, you will be able to buy some pieces in the museum shop or in its surroundings, evaluating the laborious work they require to be done.
This museum based on Morelos avenue, one of the most important avenues in Santa Clara del Cobre, was inaugurated on August 12, 1977. During your visit, the site will welcome you with large sculptures carved in copper, a of the most recent techniques developed by master craftsmen.

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It goes without saying that there you can immerse yourself in the greatest tradition of the town, for which it has gained worldwide fame: copper work. In fact, the trade is learned from a noticeably young age.

Each of its rooms will take you into this way of life, from the ancestral heritage of the Purépecha artisans, jewelry and utensils made of copper, tools that are required for the elaboration of the pieces, the fusion of pre-Hispanic and colonial techniques with the arrival from Vasco de Quiroga to the people, as well as the evolution of these that gave rise to contemporary pieces that have been awarded in several international competitions.

Another of the attractions that attract the most attention within the museum is a workshop where you can admire the great talent of the artists, who hammer the precious red-hot metal with their skillful hands in front of your eyes, transforming it step by step until turn them into magnificent works of art.

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