Casa de la Cultura
Situated above the Casa de la Cultura, Biblioteca Palafoxiana houses thousands of rare books, including the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle,...
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El Mural de los Poblanos
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Lonely Planet review
Occupying the entire block facing the south side of the cathedral, the former bishop’s palace is a classic 17th-century brick-and-tile edifice, which now houses government offices, the Casa de la Cultura and the State Tourist Office. Inside are art galleries, a bookstore and cinema, and a congenial cafe out back in the courtyard.
Upstairs is the 1646 Biblioteca Palafoxiana , the first public library in the Americas. The library’s gorgeous shelves – carved cedar and white pine – house thousands of rare books, including the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle and one of the earliest New World dictionaries.