AOL Travel

Palacio de Minería, Mexico City

Palacio de Minería - Mexico City, Mexico
Palacio de Minería
Tacuba, 5, Mexico City, Mexico 06000Map
+52 55 5623 2982
Neighborhood: Downtown

The architect who designed what would be the first engineering school in the Americas was Manuel Tolsá, Spanish sculptor and adherent of the so-called Neo-Classical Mexican arts movement. This extraordinary palace of learning, part boarding school and part Mines Tribunal (regulatory body for the country's mining industry), was constructed between 1797 and 1813. Concurrent with Neo-Classical ideals, it has a solid and robust aspect with a majestic main patio, austere secondary patios and a stairway said to be the most beautiful in the country. Today, the building houses the Engineering School of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, to which academic entity it also belongs. It is often used for cultural activities such as the book fair held each spring.

Write a Review

How would you rate your overall experience with Palacio de Minería?
Palacio de Minería General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Bellas Artes
AOL Traveler Rating
0 POSITIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
0 NEGATIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!