Taxco de Alarcón
Taxco is a Mexican city located in the northern part of the State of Guerrero, in a geographical area defined by mountains and hills, characteristic of the north of this entity of the country, 36 km from the city of Iguala, 135 km from the state capital Chilpancingo and 170 km southwest of Mexico City, is the municipal seat of Taxco de Alarcón.
Taxco has had an important role in the history of Mexico, in 1821, in the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena in Taxco, the Plan of Iguala or the Three Guarantees was drafted by Agustín de Iturbide, which later, on February 24, That year, he would sign with Vicente Guerrero in the city of Iguala, establishing the independence of Mexico from Spain and unifying the insurgent and realistic armies. The National Institute of Anthropology and History appointed as patrimony of the nation on March 19,1990 to the area of historical monuments of Taxco, which consists of 72 blocks comprising 96 buildings with historical value, built between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, the area of the zone comprises a total of 0.374 km². It is one of the most important tourist centers of that state and for its architectural beauty is considered by the Secretariat of Tourism as Ciudad Luz.
The city was named "Magic Town" of Mexico in 2002, being the third town in receive this appointment due to the quality of the silver, the colonial buildings and the surrounding landscape, because many of the buildings of Taxco are of viceregal style and date from the golden age, such as the Temple of Santa Prisca, a church more than 250 years old, built in the baroque novohispano style that is an icon of the town. Taxco also belongs to the Triángulo del Sol tourist area of the state, along with Ixtapa, Acapulco and Zihuatanejo. The great mining developed in the place, especially for the obtaining of silver, consolidated Taxco as one of the most significant mining centers of the times of New Spain, being the second oldest mining center of the continent after the Real de minas Zacualpan. His traditional silver work is world-renowned.