viernes, 30 de septiembre de 2016

Visit the Recently Remodeled National Copper Museum

The National Copper Museum in the "Pueblo Mágico", Santa Clara del Cobre, is an excellent place to enjoy Mexican Folk Art, and appreciate the handiwork of its artisans.

National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán
National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán

We at Hotel Mansión Iturbe recommend to all our guests that they take the time to visit Santa Clara del Cobre, which is just 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Pátzcuaro (thanks to recently widened Highway 120-Opopeo).

Before you start strolling the streets of Santa Clara del Cobre, it’s good to go to the Museum first; it houses a great cross section of the copper products to look for when you go shopping outside.  In the Museum, there are also demonstrations of various techniques used in creating copperworks.

National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán
National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán

The recently remodeled Museum contains the show area, an audiovisual room, and a store.  In the patio in back of the Museum is a typical forge, where the copper is heated prior to treated and pounded and molded.

National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán
National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán

Museum personnel are very friendly, and more than happy and willing to discuss ancestral copperworking techniques that date back to the arrival of the Spanish. You will find the finest examples of copperwork in the Museum.

The Canvasses of Jucutacato at the National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre
The Canvasses of Jucutacato at the National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre

A visit to the National Copper Museum will prepare you to go out to the myriad, close-by stores with a better idea of what is available, and armed with a better understanding of the work that goes into elaboration of each piece.


The National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán
The National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán

These artisans have the experience of many years devoted to their craft, often learning it from childhood.  Your purchase of this beautiful metal handicraft will ensure that it continues supporting hardworking families for generations.

The Museum is located at Morelos 263, just a block from the Plaza Principal.  If you have difficulty finding it, just ask one of the friendly locals!

The National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán
The National Copper Museum in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán

Hours:
Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Hours subject to change without notice.)


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We invite you to check more articles in our blog, you will find information about Pátzcuaro and the surrounding area that will help you plan your next trip to our colonial town in Mexico.

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