Don Antonio Castillo was one of hundreds of young men to whom William Spratling taught silversmithing in the 1930s. He was also one of the first to branch out with his own shops and line of designs, which over the years have earned him a fine reputation. Castillo has shops in several Mexican cities. Now his daughter Emilia creates her own noteworthy designs, including decorative pieces with silver fused onto porcelain. After roaming the steep streets of Taxco, a visit to the sprawling hacienda is the perfect way to have the beauty of Guerrero spread out in front of you. The grounds are lush, with a waterfall feeding a stream that runs through the whole property. A tour includes a visit to a workshop where skilled artisans create everything from silver housewares to ceramic figures. Emilia's work is for sale on the ground floor of the Posada de los Castillo, just below the Plazuela Bernal.
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- tel: 762/622-6901
- 8km (5 miles) south of town on the Acapulco Hwy. Also at Plazuela Bernal
- Workshop Mon-Sat 10am-3pm and 4-7pm; open to groups at other hours by appointment only
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