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Iglesia de San Sebastián y Santa Prisca
Iglesia de San Sebastián y Santa Prisca Review
This church has dominated Plaza Borda since the 18th century. Usually just called Santa Prisca, it was built by French silver magnate José de la Borda in thanks to the Almighty for his having literally stumbled upon a rich silver vein, although the expense nearly bankrupted him. According to legend, St. Prisca appeared to workers during a storm and prevented a wall of the church from tumbling. Soon after, the church was named in her honor. The style of the church—a sort of Spanish baroque known as churrigueresque—and its pale pink exterior have made it Taxco's most important landmark. Its facade, naves, and bovedas (vaulted ceilings), as well as important paintings by Mexican Juan Cabrera, are slowly being restored.
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