San Miguel de Allende and the Heartland Sights

Palacio de la Mala Noche

  • Av. Hidalgo 639 Map It
  • Zacatecas
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Across from el palacio de gobierno (state government office) is a national monument, an18th-century colonial building with lacy ironwork balconies, built from native pink stone. Today housing the Justice Department (Tribunal Superior de Justicia), its historical name is "Palace of the Bad Night," which, according to legend, was the home of a silver-mine owner. The mine had failed, so, left with only enough funds to pay his workers' final wages, he went to pray at the cathedral. On the way home he ran into a woman whose son was sick and gave her everything he had. Early the next morning loud banging on the door seemed to herald his doom, but upon opening the door he was instead informed that the mine workers had found the richest gold vein ever seen in these parts.

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Av. Hidalgo 639, Zacatecas, Zacatecas, 98000, Mexico

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 9–3 and 5–7

Published 01/25/2016


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