Casa de Cortés

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Casa de Cortés information

Mexico City , Mexico
Address
Street Jardín Hidalgo 1
Telephone
+52 55 5484 4500
Getting there
metro Coyoacán
Opening hours
9am-7pm
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The Casa de Cortés , on the north side of Plaza Hidalgo, is where conquistador Cortés established Mexico’s first municipal seat during the siege of Tenochtitlán, and later had the defeated emperor Cuauhtémoc tortured to make him divulge the location of Aztec treasure (the scene is depicted on a mural inside the chapel). Contrary to popular thought, Cortés never actually resided here.