Santa Clara del Cobre an Artisan Mexican Town
Santa Clara del Cobre is the seat of the municipality of Salvador Escalante in the central Mexican state of Michoacan. The nearest big city to Santa Clara del Cobre is the capital of Michoacan, Morelia.
The current population of the town is 11,959. In Santa Clara del Cobre they have had the tradition of working copper since prehispanic times.
Their artisans have obtained several national awards for the beauty of their work. Their work may be decorative and artistic or practical objects for commerce and home.
Santa Clara De Cobre Copper Town
The crafting of copper may be executed by several persons working in unison. The town has a large number of copper workshops which are located inside the town and the outskirts.
The main attraction of Santa Clara del Cobre is their craftwork, but there are also several other tourist attractions. One of them is the Zirahuén Lake, which means “the mirror of the gods and Patzcuaro a colonial city nearby.
In many cases the work of the artisans in Santa Clara del Cobre end up in Modern Colonial Architecture homes.
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