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Address: Av. Aldama between Guerrero and Carranza, Mexico
Phone Number:
1-410-6324
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Historic building that dates back to the 18th century that traces the...

Historic building that dates back to the 18th century that traces the period from the Spanish Conquest to the Revolution.

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A large rather bland exterior hides a cultural icon. This structure is amazing. With an enclosed central courtyard that includes beautiful and evocative murals by Aaron Pina... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Chris R
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

A large rather bland exterior hides a cultural icon. This structure is amazing. With an enclosed central courtyard that includes beautiful and evocative murals by Aaron Pina Mora. The hallways have a grand feeling, very similar to what I have seen in Europe. And there is a small courtyard with rough stone walls near one of the entrances that is... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Originally, a Jesuit college stood on the site In 1767 all Jesuits were expelled from New Spain and the building remained abandoned until it was converted into a military hospital in 1790. It was acquired by the Federal Government in 1859 under then President Benito Juarez. The old building was razed in 1878 after being turned over to the State Government, and... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

It does look imposing from the outside, but once you enter, you feel that you are visiting a historic spot. The inside architecture is terrific, the murals are eye-catching and informative and the location of Hidalgo's execution is a pilgrimage point for many Mexicans. Watching the crowds was inspiring. It is also the location of the city information office, though... More 

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Walden, Tenn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

This is a functioning government building with a gorgeous courtyard complete with murals and a memorial to Father Hidalgo, where he was executed in 1811. Two small museums enhance the experience. A must see; budget one hour.

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Richmond, California
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Reviewed 18 January 2006

This is one of the gems of Chihuahua City. It has beautiful pink stone facade with wonderful murals of Mexican themes.

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Reviewed 21 March 2003

The Palacio is a magnificent building. Its murals are impressive. If you are in Chihuahua City, this tour it's a must!

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