Taxco & Xochicalco – Trip to México

Taxco & Xochicalco

$ 180.00$ 305.00

Taxco & Xochicalco

 

Taxco is located in the mountains, in the heart of the country. Taxco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Xochicalco in the Nahuatl language means “Place of flowers” This is also a World Heritage Site, declared by UNESCO.

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Taxco & xochicalco

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The first half of the tour will take place in the colonial city of Taxco which is located in the mountains, in the heart of the country. Taxco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Thanks to strict construction laws, new buildings have to retain the same style of Spanish Baroque architecture to maintain the atmosphere of the past.

The city of Taxco still retains much of its colonial style, such as the temple of Santa Prisca, a church more than 250 years old, built in the baroque style of the New World that is an icon of the city. Taxco is the oldest mining center on the continent. Their silver mines have existed since the colonization. Nowadays, in almost every corner of the city there are shops where you can buy silver jewelry produced in the region.

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The second half of the excursion will take place in Xochicalco, which in the Nahuatl language means “Place of flowers” This is also a World Heritage Site, declared by UNESCO.

The most emblematic building of this ancient ceremonial center is the Temple of the feathered Serpent, due to the recognized reliefs of the ancient Mesoamerica. The Acropolis is also here as well as the astronomical observatory that was built to study the movement of the sun. Inside this observatory, there is a corridor or large chamber of more than eight meters, that allows the penetration of the rays of the sun to project in the floor of the cavern a hexagon. This phenomenon causes great admiration among the people who can appreciate it (14 and 15 May and 28 and 29 July). If you put your hand in the ray of sun, the skeleton of the hand will be projected in the middle of the cave.

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Includes:

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  •  Bottled water

Prices don´t include:

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Departure Time : 8am

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