Have you visited the Museum of Town Councils in the Mexico City?

The recently inaugurated Museum of Cabildos offers free guided tours that allow you to know the history of both the building and the city.

The Museum of Cabildos offers free guided tours for all those interested in knowing more about the history of the Mexico City.  Photo: Ministry of Culture
The Museum of Cabildos offers free guided tours for all those interested in knowing more about the history of the Mexico City. Photo: Ministry of Culture

Currently, the Old City Hall is the headquarters of the Office of the Chief of Government of Mexico City, but with the purpose of giving access to the city's historical heritage, in December of last year, this site opened the doors of the Museum of Cabildos, which is made up of the Town Hall, the three rooms of Virreyes and the Documentary Center Francisco Gamoneda.

The Old City Hall Palace was the first building that was built just after the fall of Tenochtitlan, between 1526 and 1532. Because of the above, the architecture of the space was similar to a medieval style fortress, as it was still feared that indigenous uprisings would occur, which happened until 1692. After this event, in which the building was partially burned, a reconstruction of the place was made in 1724.

The Hall of Town Councils is one of the most interesting spaces of the Old Town Hall, has an art nouveau style and was decorated by Manuel Gorozpe. It has a painting by Felix Parra, created in 1893, in which historical figures appear, from the Conquest to the Porfiriato.

This hall has witnessed many historical moments, one of them was the celebration of the first session of the municipal government body of the metropolis, on May 10, 1532. Characters such as John F. Kennedy, Salvador Allende and Neil Armstrong have visited this place.

The Museum of Cabildos offers free guided tours for all those interested in knowing more about the history of the city. Currently, the exhibition Visitors of the Cabildo is exhibited, which includes images from the Historical Archive of the City of Mexico.

The Cabildos Museum is open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays it closes at 7:00 p.m. and in Museum Night at 10:00 p.m. The tours are require minimum groups of 10 people.