Cabañas Cultural Institute

The Hospice “Cabañas”, owes its name to the bishop Juan Cruz Ruiz de Cabañas, who arrived to Mexico in 1796 and had the purpose of constructing a shelter for orphaned children, the elderly and the helpless.  Bishop Cabañas asked the Valencian architect Manuel Tolsá for the design of this important project and, Tolsá entrusted the […]

City council of San Miguel de Allende

The building that today we know as Municipal Palace in San Miguel de Allende, was formally known as the town hall or Royal houses.  Its function has not changed, is still the seat of local power.  It is particularly significant for the history not only of San Miguel de Allende but of all Mexico because […]

Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento in Guadalajara

By the last decade of the last century, a group of devout people followers of the Holy Sacrament formed a committee responsible to create a temple to advocate it.  So, Pedro Loza y Pardavé along with the committee organized a competition among some architects and engineers to choose the project for the temple.  They decided […]

Civic square in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

Originally built in 1955 next to Plaza de la Soledad, not the garden but the Square was the meeting point for activities of the population, and the marketplace then.  Nowadays, the equestrian statue of Ignacio Allende is the main attraction of the square. The building located at the northeast corner of the square was once […]

Salón de Cabildos of Guanajuato City Hall (City Councils Room)

The City Hall of Guanajuato is located at La Paz Square facing Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato Basílica.  This building was built in 1710, and originally was one of the royal houses. Later, it was seat to the “Alcaldía Mayor” (the supreme court from the old regime of the Hispanic America), then to the intendant and […]

Aurora’s Art and Design Center Factory

What it was once a textile factory, now is a house of paintings, sculptures and handicrafts made by great living artists of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.  The Cultural Center of Art and Design, Aurora, which is seen as one of the main attractions of the city of San Miguel de Allende, has a great […]

Guadalajara Historic Center

Guadalajara’s historic center consists of buildings, monuments, plazas and parks built along the way of its more than four centuries of history.  It contains expressions of Colonial architecture, baroque, neoclassical, Art Nouveau and others.  The complex was created with the founding of the city in 1542 by the Spaniards, whose place is behind the Teatro […]

Museum of Popular Mexican Toys

“La Esquina”, Museum of Popular Mexican Toys, represents the Foundation for Conservation of The Juguete Popular Mexicano AC. Is one of the museums in Latin America that specializes in permanently displaying approximately three thousand craft handmade toys. In four permanent galleries and one temporary, highlighting its artistic qualities as an expression of creativity and cultural […]