The history of silver in Taxco is a fascinating combination of legend and fact. Located in the hills between Acapulco and about 100 miles Southwest of Mexico City, Taxco in the state of Guerrero is one of the oldest mining sites located in the Americas. It has retained its natural charm with its colonial ambiance, red-tiled roofs, cobblestone, narrow winding streets and the towering, impressive 240 years old Santa Prisca Cathedral. It is natural wealth of silver attracted early Conquistadors. The great beauty and craftsmanship coming out of Taxco earned worldwide recognition and fame once again for Mexico.