small town of Taxco has a population of only 52,000. It is a town
of beautiful colonial antique buildings set against a stunning landscape.
Narrow cobblestone streets lead through the maze of buildings, occasionally
opening out onto a plaza or a fountain.
federal government has declared the entire city a national historical
monument. Older buildings are restored when they can, and any new
buildings must mesh well with the surrounding buildings and be built
in the same style, even using the same materials.
has some very interesting festivals; if you plan to visit this time
warp of a town, be sure and plan your visit to coincide with one
of these celebrations.