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).
The 17th century Templo de San Diego and Convento de Santa María de los Angeles, founded in the sixteenth century,
together comprise this historical museum. The temple and convent, also known as the Convento Churubusco, served as fortresses for ...
When one thinks of Mexico, perhaps the first image to come to mind is that of a charro or mounted
horseman, wearing a wide brimmed hat, with a blanket draped over his shoulders and a cheroot pursed in the ...
This magnificently restored 17th century building houses the museum, which opened in 1986 in what was the Hospital of San
Juan de Dios together with the temple of the same name. The vast collection of objects on display is ...