08 May 2018

México 2.0: Templo de Santa Prisca in Taxco

In the 18th century, there was once a man from France and Spain; his name was José de la Borda. He immigrated to New Spain, and amassed such a fortune that he even constructed a church with them. This church was the Templo de Santa Prisca, sitting right in the middle of Taxco.

Taxco was a silver mining town. That's how José de la Borda got rich. He was one of the mine owners in the area, and Taxco was a prosperous town. Nowadays, Taxco relies more on tourism than on mining, but nevertheless traces of the former industry still remain.

The church is a very fine example of Spanish Baroque architecture. There are plenty of ornamental features, both inside and out. It was constructed in 7 years, and for a while was the tallest building in Mexico.

I spent some time wandering its interiors, looking at the ornate designs, and stunning statues. It is definitely a very elaborate church, and is something worth checking out if you are in the area.


  1. Gotta love those old churches. Crazy how much work was put into them...

    1. Zhu,

      I know, it just says how important religion was in the lives of those who lived during that era.