Mexico City Sights

Casa Municipal (Casa de Cortés)

  • Plaza Hidalgo 1, between Calles Carillo Puerto and Allende Map It
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Updated 01/22/2015

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The place where the Aztec emperor Cuauhtémoc was held prisoner by Cortés is reputed to have been rebuilt in the 18th century from the stones of his original house. Now a sandy color and topped by two coyote figures, it's used for municipal government offices; a small tourist bureau at the entrance provides maps and leaflets publicizing cultural events in the area. Usually you can wander through the wide arches to the cute tile patio.

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Plaza Hidalgo 1, between Calles Carillo Puerto and Allende, Mexico City, 04000, Mexico

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  • Weekdays 9–6, weekends 9–8

Updated 01/22/2015


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