Mexico is the biggest silver producer in the worldand and its silver's capital is Taxco. Travelers will find an incredible amount of Taxco jewelry, showcases at the largest Taxco silver market in the world. The city has almost 1,000 Taxco silver stores and tourists can choose from a wide variety of Taxco jewelry. Prices are moderate, with real, quality Taxco jewelry pieces ranging in cost from $1 to about $200 for high-end trinkets. Shops also feature a nice mix of locally produced stone sculptures.Taxco produces some of the best, most imaginative, original and unusual handmade silver Jewelry in the World.
Every Saturday in the main street there is a silver market besides the shops already established. It is on this day that the town of Taxco comes to life because many people come from many parts of the country to buy the silver that they will later sell in places like Acapulco, Cancun and other resort towns.
Silver has always played an important role in Taxco's history, as far back as the early 1500's. The silver mines have been worked since the time of Cortes, four centuries ago. The Mexican government has declared Taxco a national monument and has made great efforts to preserve the colonial atmosphere of the city. A steady stream of foreign visitors pound Taxco's narrow, twisting cobblestone streets gazing at the red tiled colonial homes.
National Silver Day:
As early as 1937, an American born, Taxco Spinhabitant, silver designer William Spratling began the fair's celebration as an appreciation party to honor the artisans that produced his designs. Since then the fair has escalated to the national level, hosting a competition of Mexico's best silversmiths and some of the world's finest artisans.
Artists from all around the area come to display their silver and stone workings. A literary festival also takes place during this week and is one of the most fun events to visit in Taxco Mexico. People will also enjoy checking out the near by Mexico ruins Taxco offers.
The National Silver Fair was inaugurated in 1973 when the government launched a competition to present a National Silversmith Award. Music and dance performances take place in Taxco's main square, Plaza Borda, and every imaginable trinket exquisitely fashioned from the precious metal is on sale. The local beauties compete to win the crown of Silver Queen.
Here some picture of Silver Market in Taxco :
Vintage Taxco :
And Beautiful Narrow Street in Taxco: