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Taxco Silver Fair

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Taxco is Mexico's 'silver city', and was once a colonial centre of industry. In the 1920s, the town became famous for its exquisite silverwork as well as for its mining history due to the arrival of celebrated American silversmith William Spratling, who set up business and trained apprentices there. More than two hundred silver shops and some world renowned silversmiths mean that Taxco's economy still revolves around the precious metal today, and visitors can learn about the industry from mining to designing at the Museo Plateria and explore the Casa de la Cultura, set within the 18th century home of a silver baron, to discover more about the area's history and its industrial, cultural and artistic legacy.

The silver fair begins towards the end of November, and comprises two weeks of street stall shopping, live entertainments, art exhibitions and literary events, which accompany the main silverwork and sculpture competition.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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