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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 Mora. The hallways have a grand feeling, very similar to what I have seen in Europe. And there...More
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.
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...More
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.