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Church of Santa Prisca (Iglesia de Santa Prisca) faces the main square. It was funded by José de la Borda in gratitude for his good fortune in mining. Begun in 1751 and completed 7 years later, the church has a beautifully carved facade with twin 130-foot spires flanking a tiled dome. The interior is even more elaborate, a breathtaking profusion of gold-leaf saints and cherubs, 12 highly decorated altars and lovely paintings by Miguel Cabrera, one of Mexico's most celebrated colonial-era artists; Borda spared no expense in making this a beautifully appointed church.

Guides approach visitors outside offering tours. For a few pesos you'll receive some enlightening background information, but determine whether the fee applies to an individual or group tour and make sure the guide speaks understandable English.

Daily 6 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.
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