Town of Taxco - Great Attractions (Mexico)

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Take a tour of Town of Taxco in Mexico – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. 1. The town of Taxco is nestled in the rolling hills of Guerrero, Mexico. 2. Its full name, Taxco de Alarcón, is to honor the native son and writer Juan Ruiz de Alarcón. 3. Apart from silver mining as the main source of economic income, the tourism of this town is the second main source of economy. 4. Santa Prisca Church, located in the main plaza, is so extravagant it nearly bankrupted its builder, José de la Borda. 5. Artisan goods can be found throughout Taxco, though they mostly take a back seat to the silver works of the town. 6. Nearly 50,000 people live in Taxco, and lead relatively simple lives. 7. Taxco was named one of Mexico's "Pueblos Magicos," as much for its man-made silver work as its natural surroundings.