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Venustiano Carranza House Museum

From $43 MXN

classification

Science and history, Historical houses, Con eventos

schedule

Today
Closed
Tue
09:00-18:00
Wed
09:00-18:00
Thu
09:00-18:00
Fri
09:00-18:00
Sat
09:00-18:00
Sun
09:00-17:00

at your disposal

(55) 5546 6494

How to get

Río Lerma #35, Col. Cuauhtémoc. 06500, Reforma-Zona Rosa

in detail

In the late nineteenth century in the urban growth of Mexico City, wealthy families moved away from the Centro Histórico to settle in the Cuauhtémoc and Juárez areas. The house has a porfiriano architectural design (inspired by the French design of the time). Manuel Stampa built it with the idea of living in it, but had to leave during the events of Decena Trágica. The site was occupied as headquarters by Felipe Angeles, then was inhabited again by the Stampa family until 1918.

In November 1919 it was rented by Venustiano Carranza, the first chief of the Constitutionalist Army, but he was assassinated in Puebla in May 1920, so his remains were buried in the house. General Juan Barragan and Colonel Paulino Fontes decided to purchase the property and gift it to one of the daughters of Carranza. For years it was rented, it was the French Embassy and then the Embassy of El Salvador. In 1961, it became a museum by presidential decree. It has 13 permanent exhibition halls, an auditorium, a library and a gallery for temporary exhibitions.

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