Casa del Alfeñique



NileGuide Expert Says:

The most valuable feature of this building is it's facade, so wether you visit the museum or not, take a moment to admire this amazing site.

Address:

4 Oriente 416
72000 Puebla, Mexico

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Contact:

tel: (222) 232-42-96

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

NileGuide Expert tip:

This building is next to the Parian (the traditional crafts market) and the Artist District, so you can enjoy it while you get some souvenirs.

Description:

This beautiful building gets its name from the stucco-work on its facade reminiscent of a meringue-type candy called "alfeñique". The legend says that a young Spanish man, Juan Ignacio Morales, fell in love with a beautiful Poblana girl who was very fond of meringue, so in order to make her marry him, he built her this house as a wedding gift. It was built in 1791 by Antonio Santamaría de Incháurriegui, an Architect graduated from the Academia de San Carlos, the most important art and architecture academy in the country at the time.
Nowadays this building houses the Regional Museum of Puebla, in which through 500 pieces the history of the city is depicted. You can also admire some period furnishings, two old carriages, a nineteenth century China Poblana dress and the family chapel among many other things.
The museum is open Tuesday thru Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs.

Photo:


Vica Amuchastegui


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