Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City

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The Museum of the City of Mexico (Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico) is located at Pino Suarez 30, a few blocks south of the Zocalo, on what was the Iztapalapa Causeway, near where Hernán Cortés and Moctezuma II met for the first time. This building used to be the palace of the Counts of Santiago de Calimaya, who were the descendants of one of the conquistadors with Cortés. The house was extensively remodeled to much the appearance that it has today and remained in the family until 1960, when the Mexico City government acquired it from them in order to found the Museum that is found there today. The museum contains a number of elements of the old palace as well as 26 rooms dedicated to the history and development of Mexico City from Aztec times to the present. It also contains a library and the studios of painter Joaquín Clausell, who lived here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The building was completed in 1779 and the descendants of the counts lived in it until 1960. The architect that completed the palace was Francisco Antonio de Guerrero y Torres.
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  • The entrance is 34mxn and is free on Wednesday. The museum is having a few interesting elements , especially in the sala 1 and 4. The are a lot of exibitions inside, but not very interesting in my...  more »
  • Although the building is beautiful and in a good condition the expos on place now are not. I only recommend the female muralist aurora Reyes. Her work is quite remarkable and the collection they are....  more »
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  • Kinda weird museum. They have a neon light show at the beginning which was really cool, and the history of the city is detailed. Cheap entry.
  • This is a great museum. We went in Jan '19 and saw exhibits on the history of Mexico (told in neon), the history of graphic arts used in protests, a 'humans of NY' like look at Mexico City residents, and a wonderful exhibit about all the events of 1968. Plus there were a number of others. I really can't recommend it higher.
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