MEXICO: Fiesta at Taxco

Taxco clings to the sharp slope of a barranca on the side of a bleached mountain 75 miles southwest of Mexico City. It looks like a miniature of Toledo in Spain; it is erroneously thought of in the U.S. as Mexico's Provincetown; and it has become by its recent development of exquisite silver crafts Mexico's Florence. Taxco is a tired old gambler of a town that has had just three brief runs of luck in 500 years. Last week the 4,500 Taxquenos, the President and Foreign Minister of the Republic and some 5,000 visitors celebrated Taxco's new luck in a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!