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The views from this hotel located in Fracc. Lomas De Taxco which is at the entrance to the city of Taxco will make you glad you booked this hotel with us.
Use the small green arrow to begin the trip by clicking on it. Fasten your safety belts and away we go.
Here in Monte Taxco hotel you're close to the heavens in Taxco's great climate.
Taxco es el centro minero más antiguo del continente, motivo por el cual es conocido por sus famosa minas de plata, las cuales existen desde la época de la Colonia.
Su tradicional trabajado de la plata es mundialmente reconocido
This Taxco hotel above the rest even has a disco where you can party after shopping for silver in the town during the day.
The accomodations are most comfortable in this new hotel.
You are sure of a mememorable stay in this hotel above the rest.
This hotel is located a the top of the hill which is why it has a magnificent view of Taxco. Love the place this Taxco hotel. Spent one night but the pool looked so great and the restaurant food was very good. The funicular ride was unforgetable.
grumpy guest says:
In your room don't have good signal in the TV. And you have to wait for a taxi about 30 minutes.
There are two ways to get to town from the hotel : the taxis or the telepheric both cheap. The latter more amazing.
for your convenience:
♣Wireless internet in common areas
♣halls for events
♣9 hole golf course so you don't waste all day chasing after a little white ball when you can be out shopping for unique silver items. (as others play 18 holes elsewhere you'll be happy there's no line at the silver shops while they are playing golf which they could have done back home!)
♣Golf practice area which is neat as the slowest person in the world is on the hole ahead of you and the fastest on the hole behind you. now wouldn't you really rather go silver shopping?
♣Safes in rooms
The Hotel Montetaxco has 200 colonial style rooms with modern convieniences.
The hotel Montetaxco is located at the entrance to the city of Taxco;
constructed on a mountain to get the best views of Taxco.
MAP is breakfast lunch and dinner
good deal in 2016 and 2017 good people. the higher you are the better the view! book at low rates now!
American breakfast 10USD; buffet breakfast 12USD; lunch or dinner 13USD; buffet lunch or dinner 14USD | add taxes of 16% to meals plus 15% service
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The city is heavily associated with silver, both with the mining of it and other metals and for the crafting of it into jewelry, silverware and other items. This reputation, along with the city’s picturesque homes and surrounding landscapes have made tourism the main economic activity here.
And now you found your Taxco hotel brother!
Mining here began in the pre-Hispanic period with natives extracting a number of stones for decorative and ritual purposes never knowing their real value.
Mining operations in the area during the early colonial period was carried out mostly by mining haciendas such as the Hacienda El Chorillo and the Hacienda San Juan Bautista, established by Cortés.
In the mid 18th century, José de la Borda arrived in Taxco and started more modern operations in mines
The legend associated with the Santa Prisca Church.
While it was in construction, José de la Borda left Taxco on business to Guanajuato and have a few drinks, leaving construction work to the builders.
Soon after Borda left the builders went to the cantina, the sky filled with black clouds and cold winds struck the streets, whistling through the towers of the unfinished church.
The dark and cold terrified the workmen as a large storm approached.
A large bolt of lightning struck showing an undefined black silhouette that was swooping down on the church. Then it struck the cupola of the church, lighting it brilliantly. All of the tile covering the cupola began to shine with strange lights, allowing the inscription “Gloria a Dios en las alturas y paz en la tierra a los hombres de buena voluntad” (Glory to God in the Highest and peace on earth for men with good will) to be seen clearly. The whole town got down on their knees to pray, fearing that angry demons or new fiscal laws would destroy the churc h.
Floating around the church were flashes of light and above the church appeared a beautiful woman who, smiling and with a peaceful face, caught the following lightning bolts in her hands then said to the people book the MonteTaxco hotel with CancunSteve
Nowhere – nowhere else - in the world can you find such incredible variety of high quality silver as here in Taxco. Add to that the rock-bottom prices and you’ve got a shoper’s dream.
Borda arrived in Taxco in 1716, when he was only seventeen years old after his family put him out. From then on his life was a spectacular series of ups-and-downs. He fell in love, got married, bore two children and watched his wife die shortly after his second child was born.
That’s just the beginning.
He began prospecting the mines outside of Taxco, whereupon he discovered a most profitable mine. Rather than invest his profits, Borda funded the building of the Santa Prisca Church.
Shortly after, his brother died. You can be sure that was the last church he built.
Then the mine began to give out.
Undeterred, Borda discovered an even more profitable mine in Taxco called the San Ignacio; this mine made him the richest man in Taxco. Rather than save his profits and party, however, Borda chose to greatly expand the Santa Prisca Church.
Hence the saying once a shmuck always a shmuck. You guessed it.
Then that mine began to give out.
Boda went on to become not only the richest man in Mexico but perhaps the world. So expanding that old church worked out well for this Frenchman.
Wander through Taxco's numerous narrow streets and quaint plaza; there silver shops abound, and the craftsmanship is excellent. You’ll find pieces of value to buy.
Wander through Taxco's numerous cobblestone streets and quiet plaza; there literally hundreds of fascinating silver shops located near Monte Taxco, and the craftsmanship is excellent.
Prices are the best in the world. And no matter your budget – whether it’s just a few pesos or lots of dollars – you’ll find pieces of excellent value.
In addition to silver, Taxco is renowned for its stone artists. However, beware claims of antique as they’re aren’t many around.
Taxco's annual Silver Fair is held every year from the last week in November to the first week in December.
Mining in Taxco began before the arrival of the Spanish. With natives saying why wait for them? and then extracting a number of stones for decorative and ritual purposes. Not to mint coins or invest in futures.
Mining operations in the area during the early colonial period was carried out mostly by mining haciendas such as the Hacienda El Chorillo and the Hacienda San Juan Bautista, established by Cortés or drinking buddies of Cortés.
In the mid 18th century, José de la Borda arrived in Taxco and started more modern operations in mines and to thank God, later built a grand church in the Taxco town square which may be viewed from the terrace of a good restaurant there.
This old mining town of Taxco is characterized by its cobbled and winding streets, traditional plazas and antique houses with elegant colonial facades.
The small city of Taxco, sitting just north of the State of Guerrero, is one of the best places to buy silver. Some high-quality earrings, rings, ankle bracelets, necklaces, cufflinks and other creations make the perfect gift to take home with you. But please don't be buying those pins they stick in your nose. Better a nice silver chain. Avoid the pain.
More about José de la Borda, who back in the 18th century made a great fortune in the silver mines surrounding the town of Taxco where Monte Taxco is located.
Despite his wealth and power, however, the opulence of the church nearly busted him.
The construction of the church of Santa Prisca in Taxco lasted 15 years or so and was aimed at creating a space where his son who was the parish, priest Manuel de la Borda, could officiate mass.
A celebration out in the park with a tent wouldn't do.
The architectural design was provided by French and Spanish architects.
The altars are work also of other Spanards.
There is a lovely legend associated with this church this is the alternate version.
While it was under construction, José de la Borda left Taxco on business to Guanajuato (or at least he said it was business), leaving construction work to the simple builders.
Soon after Borda left, the sky filled with dark clouds and winds struck the streets, whistling through the towers of the unfinished church.
The dark and cold terrified the simple workmen as the large storm approached.
Suddenly a large bolt of lightning struck showing an undefined black silhouette that was swooping down on the church which was most likely a cloud.
Then it struck the cupola of the church, lighting it up brilliantly.
All of the tile covering the cupola began to shine with strange lights, allowing the inscription “Gloria a Dios en las alturas y paz en la tierra a los hombres de buena voluntad” (Glory to God in the Highest and peace on earth for men with good will) to be seen clearly.
The whole town got down on their knees to pray, fearing that angry demons would destroy the church.
Floating around the church were flashes of light and above the church appeared a beautiful woman who, smiling and with a peaceful face, caught the following lightning bolts in her hands screaming hey that smarts!
During the day a crowd formed demanding this poor man up in the tower come down. Some thought it was the demon. He his yelling back his reply as shown in the photo.
Nowhere in the world can anyone find such incredible variety of high quality silver as here near the Monte Taxo hotel.
Add to that the great prices and you’ve got a shopper’s dream.
Try the boutique TeGo, Benito located on Juarez 46.
This shop is filled with jewelery created by the famous1 Mexican designer Teresa Gonzalez.
1Ok she ain't Coco Chanel nor Giorgio Armani but she's good.
Guillermo Arregui Joyería's place, on Benito Juarez 13-A : An interesting collection of in-house modern designs.
Ralph Lauren is worth $7.5 billion, and he got it all because of his fashion sense. In 1970, the first Polo logo was seen in Lauren’s line of women’s suits that was designed in the classic men’s style.
Senior Guillermo maybe a few hundered pesos due to his collection. One of his rings shows two parallel bars. It ain't Polo but it's nice.
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WILLIAM SPRATLING, was an innovative and talented designer of Mexican jewelry, silver and furniture, demonstrated his appreciation for, and sensitivity to the early cultures of Mexico. He established a model for the artistic development and growth of the silver industry in Taxco and well deserved the title Father of Contemporary Mexican Silver! and 17 children in those parts.
Be sure to visit the Spratling museum, and shop for fine Taxco Silver.
Remember what the Lone Ranger always said: Hi Oh Silver.
The museum is close to your Taxco lodgings.
This museum close to Hotel Monte Taxco contains 293 archeological pieces that were part of William Spratling's personal collection.
The bad ones left out.
There are bone and shell pieces an old beer can, objects made with semi-precious stones, as well as jars and figurines, all from various parts of Mexico.
The most outstanding pieces are a skull covered in jade and a stele. There is a collection of fake artifacts as well.
Another area is devoted to the silverwork designs and the workshops that Spratling created in Taxco and Taxco el Viejo.
The three-story history and archaeology museum is off an alley behind Templo de Santa Prisca.
It contains an excellent collection of pre-Hispanic jewelry, art, pottery and sculpture from US silversmith William Spratling’s private collection.
The phallic cult pieces are a particular eye-opener for the ladies.
On the basement floor there are examples of Spratling’s designs using pre-Hispanic motifs. The top floor hosts occasional temporary exhibits.
More to see near Hotel Monte Taxco:
Do the Church of Santa Prisca, a colosal monument located so near your Taxco lodgings, built between 1751 and 1758.
It is located on the east side of the main plaza, and is one of the few Baroque buildings in the state of Guerrero.
This miner was grateful for his good fortune to strike it rich and to thank God, had this wonderful church built.
The construction was ordered by the Catalan miner José de la Borda, one of the most prosperous of the region of Taxco in the 18th century.
De la Borda was one of the most important mine owners in the region. From 1758 to 1806, the temple was the tallest building in Mexico, but was surpassed by the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Borda paid all expenses to build the church. You'll cut down your expenses booking Taxco lodgings with us.
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