The executive branch of the government is housed in one of the city's most beautiful buildings. Built in 1650 it has a ... More
Palacio de Gobierno
The executive branch of the government is housed in one of the city's most beautiful buildings. Built in 1650 it has a military-style facade with balconies and eleven windows lined in two rows, crowned by a clock with a bullet hole from a shot fired by Francisco "Pancho" Villa. Every September 15th the Governor's grito (shout) of independence from the main balcony commemorates Padre Miguel Hidalgo's 1810 abolishment of slavery which helped set off the War of Independence. Murals by Jose Clemente Orozco are in the stairwell off the main courtyard. The nation's first congress is housed here. Much of this building is open to the public.
when u see soldiers at the doors, you think the public is not allowed, on the contrary they welcome visitors. I walked around the beautiful spanish style building. There is also a wonderful mural by the stairs that is worth the visit. I like to go in there and sit on the benches for a break from the sun. Here you can see the top of the cathedral peeking out over the building.
Also known as the Carondelet Palace, this building was erected between the 18th and early 19th Centuries by the Presidente
de la Real Audiencia de Quito (President of the Royal Council), Baron Hector de Carondelet. On the staircase landing ...
The Palacio Municipal is Cozumel's City Hall where all government offices are located. It has the typical "hacienda" architecture found
throughout the island. A large dome rests above an arch leading to an inner courtyard and interior that connects ...
Among the notable buildings around the Plaza Moyúa, halfway down Bilbao's Gran Vía, is the Palacio de Chávarri. This is
a beautiful building by Belgian architect, Paul Ankar, constructed in 1889 as a commission for businessman, Víctor Chávarri, who ...