72

Inquisition Museum and Palace (Museo de la Medicina Mexicana)

Free

classification

Science and history, Palaces, Cultural centers, Art and history museums

schedule

Mon
09:00-18:00
Tue
09:00-18:00
Wed
09:00-18:00
Thu
09:00-18:00
Fri
09:00-18:00
Today
09:00-18:00
Sun
09:00-18:00

at your disposal

+52 55 5623 3123

How to get

República de Brasil #33, Col. Centro. 06010, Historic Center

in detail

The building dates from the New Spain and the Viceroy eras, in fact, it is one of the finest examples of new Spanish architecture of the first half of the eighteenth century. The palace was built by the architect Pedro Arrieta. It is attached to the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and seeks to disseminate and preserve the history of Mexican medicine.

It was the seat of the Tribunal of the Holy Office or Inquisition. It still retains the memories of the cruel times of religious persecution, a permanent exhibition of which is open to the public displaying techniques and tools of the Inquisition. The museum includes tours of the prison, chambers and instruments used to judge people who rebelled against the regime or were considered sorcerers, witches, soothsayers, astrologers and others.

Subsequently the purpose of the place was changed and it became a Medical School.

It is currently a museum, it has rooms for Reconstructive surgery, Waxworks of the nineteenth century, Histology, Herbal medicine, Botanical Gardens, Pre-Hispanic Medicine, Embryology, Vice regal picture gallery, Nineteenth century Pharmacy and the display of a Fragmented Body.

Other users also viewed

We use our own and third-party cookies to enhance the experience of CDMXTravel.com. More information.