Museo Universitario Casa de los Muñecos



Address:

2 Norte 2
72400 Puebla, Mexico

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Contact:

tel: (222) 246-2899
visit website

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

NileGuide Expert tip:

The scientific area is great for kids, since they can learn many things about physics, nature and history from many old objects that were used by the university.

Description:

This beautiful building is unique in the city because of the figures in the facade that give it its name "La Casa de los Muñecos" (The house of dolls). It was built in the XVIII century by the Count of Castelo, the heir of one of the conquerers what would later be the city of Puebla.
In 1984, the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (BUAP) bought the house and spent three years rebuilding it and rescuing the ornaments in it in order to open a museum. But in 1999, due to an earthquake that damaged many historic buildings on the city, the museum had to be restored again.
Nowadays this is the main art and science museum of the university, and has a large heritage of colonial, religious and modern art, as well as a many scientific objects.
The restaurant of the museum serves delicious Mexican and Poblana food.

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