Taxco a silver mining town in Guerrero, México


Taxco de Alarcón is one of the 81 municipalities of Guerrero, in south-western Mexico.

The municipal seat lies at Taxco de Alarcón. The municipality covers an area of 347 km².

A small town in the mountains of Guerrero, two and a half hours southwest of Mexico City, Taxco is known as “the silver town” due to all the mines located there.

The winding streets snake around the hill front and center upon a pretty town square with an intricately detailed baroque church.

For an extra beautiful view, grab a VW bug taxi and have it take you up to the look out point (El Mirador), where you get a birds-eye view of the city and the surrounding mountains.