Palacio de Mineria, Mexico City

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The Palace of Mining, also Palace of Mines, (Spanish: Palacio de Minería) in Mexico City is one of the masterpieces of Neoclassical architecture in the Americas. It was designed and built between 1797 and 1813 by Valencian Spanish sculptor and architect Manuel Tolsá. It was built to house the Royal School of Mines and Mining of the Royal Court at the request of its director, Fausto Elhuyar, a scientifically-trained mineralogist. Later it housed other institutions such as the National University, the School of Engineering, College of Mines and the Physics Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


Today it is a museum that belongs to the Faculty of Engineering of the UNAM.


The building is located on Tacuba Street opposite the Plaza Manuel Tolsá and the equestrian statue (Carlos IV of Spain) also sculpted by Tolsá.
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  • We only stopped at the Palacio de Minería to see the four meteorites that landed on Mexico more than 50,000 years ago. It’s possible to see the meteorites displayed out in front without having to...  more »
  • My wife and I have been to Mexico City seven times, and on most of those visits, we've tried to visit Palacio de Mineria. We still haven't seen it - except from outside. This trip was typical...  more »
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  • Such a marvellous place to dive into Mexican history of the 19th-20th centuries. Offers a wide range of cultural activities, for instance, the ongoing International Book Fair!!
  • The place is more than 200 years old. "El Caballito" has been there for 215 years now.
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