Located north of Mexico City in the state of Guerrero, Taxco ― also known as Taxco de Alarcón ― is a peaceful, picturesque mountain city that sits some 1,600 metres above sea level. The city is famous for its Santa Prisca Cathedral, a prime example of New World Baroque architecture. With its Latin cross layout, twin-tower façade and exuberant sculptural frieze, the church is typical of the style. Founded in the 16th century by the Spanish, Taxco became a major silver mining centre.

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Taxco Rooftops
Mexico, Guerrero, Taxco
Study, gouache, on studio paper
Credit: Frédéric Back
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