Museo de la Ciudad de México

Centro Histórico

Formerly a palace of the Counts of Santiago de Calimaya, this 18th-century baroque edifice now houses a museum with extensive exhibits focusing on the city's history and culture. Past exhibits include the history of the water issues in CDMX and protest-placard graphic design. Upstairs is the former studio of Joaquín Clausell, considered Mexico’s foremost impressionist. The artist used the walls as a sketchbook during the three decades he worked here until his death in 1935.

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