This museum forms part of an 18th century mansion owned by Jose de la Borda, a wealthy albeit ruthless silver miner. For a ... More
This museum forms part of an 18th century mansion owned by Jose de la Borda, a wealthy albeit ruthless silver miner. For a time it was a post office, and after serving several ends, it came to house the Serfín Museum. The small albeit well-organized space offers an insight into the clothing and textiles used by Mexico's indigenous peoples, many of which are still used today. Items on display include the vibrantly colourful blouses, huipils (an intricate woven tunic), rebozos (a fringed shawl used to ward off the cold or carry a baby), and quetzquemetls (two woven triangles of cloth, joined along one side, that are part of the traditional dress of the South-eastern region).
Situated at the main entrance to the Bosque de Chapultepec , this monument was designed as a semicircle of six
columns, each representing the brave young cadets who died during the invasion of US troops in 1847. The youthful ...
The Castillo de Chapultepec was built between 1780 and 1790, constructed on top of an Aztec fortress with panoramic views
of the city. The gardens surrounding the palace were designed by Empress Carlota during the French occupation and offer ...
The Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) is one of the most important historical buildings in Mexico City. Construction was started at
the beginning of the 18th century and continued throughout the next 300 years. This is why different influences can ...
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