Quinta Gameros

Quinta Gameros information

Location
Chihuahua , Mexico
Address
Paseo Bolívar 401
Telephone
+52 614 416 66 84
Prices
adult/child & student M$20/10
Opening hours
11am-2pm & 4-7pm Tue-Sun
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Built in an incredibly elaborate Belle Époque architectural style by a wealthy mine owner, this musuem is filled with a mix of period furnishings and art. Every room is unique and the whole place is a sensuous delight of stained glass, carved wood, and floral and bird motifs.

Manuel Gameros started building Quinta Gameros in 1907 as a wedding present for his much younger fiancée, Elisa Muller. By the time it was finished three years later, she had died, and soon afterwards the Revolution began and the Gameros family fled Mexico. To add yet more color to the story, some guides tell that Elisa fell for Colombian architect Julio Corredor and ran off with him instead.