Palacio de la Mala Noche


Built in the late 18th century for a mine owner, the building's unusual name ('Bad Night Palace') is accounted for by a local legend that its former owner, fearing imminent ruin, gave the last bits of his fortune away to a woman on the street and waited for the bailiffs to arrive the next day. Instead, however, it was miners who called the following morning to announce the discovery of a massive seam of gold. It now houses state-government offices.

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