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Scenes From a Day Trip to Taxco, Mexico

Last Updated on March 23, 2018.

Taxco (pronounced TAS-co)…Pueblo Mágico, and one of my favorite days out on the quick trip that I took to Mexico City earlier this year.

Taxco Mexico at Dusk © The Blonde Gypsy

Known for its silver, stunning baroque Santa Prisca Cathedral, giant Cristo (Jesus Cristo…pronounced HEY-sus Chreest-OH), and dizzying amount of VW bugs crawling around the town at any given moment, Taxco is an easy day trip from Mexico’s capital some 175km southwest. It’s also been called one of the most beautiful towns in the country and I have no doubts as to why.

Back alley Taxco Mexico © The Blonde Gypsy

Jesus Cristo Hill Taxco Mexico © The Blonde Gypsy

Main Square Taxco Mexico © The Blonde Gypsy

Santa Prisca Cathedral Baroque Taxco Mexico © The Blonde Gypsy

For those who don’t have their own transportation or dare to brave the roads getting out of one of the most populated cities in the world, there are direct buses from Mexico City’s South Bus Station leaving about every half hour (return ticket costs approximately $20 and quite a few tour companies offering package day trip type things that they usually combine with Cuernavaca. Or if you are a lucky gypsy, such as myself, your awesome friends will offer to drive you there and show you around.

Jesus Cristo Taxco Mexico © The Blonde Gypsy

Taxco is a popular weekend trip away from Mexico City, but quite frankly, if you’re only going to see the sights, they can all be done in a day as they are pretty limited. Aside from what I’ve already mentioned, there is also a cable car you can take up to Monte Taxco Hotel and a silver museum you can visit called Casa Borda. One final thing you must do while you are in town is eat pozole, a pretty delicious soup with corn pieces, chili peppers, avocado, meat (or can remain veggie upon request), and chicharrón. If you don’t know what chicharrón is, it’s probably better.

Pozole Taxco Mexico © The Blonde Gypsy

Baroque Cathedral Taxco Mexico © The Blonde Gypsy

Mexico really surprised me, in the best possible way. So much more I have to say on the topic, so much more I will say on the topic (Mexico City has become one of my favorite capitals in the world, FYI), but for now I just wanted to present a little slice of my Mexico pie and get inspired to go back and see the oh-so-much-more it has to offer. Just a little over a month now, North America…

Panorama Taxco Mexico © The Blonde Gypsy


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    Hannah Wasielewski
    October 27, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Beautiful! I’m convinced every Latin American city has a Jesus statue overlooking the city. Unfortunately i’ve only been to Cancun in Mexico, I need to change that!

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      November 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      I think you’re right and I am totally ok with that. He makes a great photobomb :) There really is so much to see, I didn’t realize until I got back down there after about a 10 year hiatus..

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    November 6, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I can hear Mexico calling my name more and more often and you just made me think about it all over again! If only it was closer…

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    Raphael Alexander Zoren
    November 20, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I love this!!! Thank you for publishing such a good views about my country, Larissa <3

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      December 16, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      Your country is awesome, amigo. Can’t wait to explore it some more! <3

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    Karisa @ Flirting with the Globe
    December 19, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Gorgeous pictures! I’ve been to Mexico many times, but unfortunately haven’t ventured too far out of the popular “resort towns.” Excited to see more of your posts!

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      January 13, 2015 at 4:20 am

      Thank you, they are coming… :) Taxco, though not a resort, is definitely a really popular town for tourists. I’d be curious to really venture out and on my own, but according to my friends who took me from Mexico City, not a great idea at the moment.

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    February 25, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Awesome pictures, I used one of them for an inspiration for artwork. Hope its ok.

    Here it is


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    October 20, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Planning to drive from Mexico City to Taxco this Thanksgiving. Is it safe to do so?

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      October 25, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      I didn’t feel uncomfortable but then again I wasn’t the one driving, a local was. I’m assuming if you stick to the main road you should be find but best to ask locals once you are there to find out what the current situation in those parts are.

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