This eclectic construction, occupied by a Spanish Catholic Inquisitor in the first half of the 16th century, has many a story ... More
Museo Casa de La Bola
This eclectic construction, occupied by a Spanish Catholic Inquisitor in the first half of the 16th century, has many a story to tell both through its architecture and the objects within, acquired over the course of time. According to legend, one of its most distinguished inhabitants was Jose Zorrilla, the creator of the literary figure Don Juan Tenorio. In 1842, the property was purchased by Antonio Haghenbeck, who decorated it with European tapestries, ornate mirrors, oil lamps and European and Mexican art, converting it into an eclectic town-house, which we can now admire in its entirety. According to the property deeds, this house has been called la Casa de la Bola, or the House of the Ball since the 19th century. The name alludes, perhaps, to some spherical element that once decorated the façade. On Don Antonios death, his old residence was bequeathed to the public and his specific orders were that it should be turned into a museum.
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 ...
Most films shown in this theater are what might be termed "independent"; they have seasonal themes dedicated to a specific
director or actor, as well as more general themes like horror movies or silent films. The decor is austere, ...
Inaugurated in 1655, this sober looking Baroque church was once part of the Real Convento de la Concepción, a religious
center founded by the first bishop of Mexico (Fray Juan de Zumárraga). It is also famous for being the ...
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