Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The House of the Count of San Mateo Valparaiso
de San Mateo Valparaiso
construida por el Arquitecto
Francisco Guerrero Torres el
año de 1780
Dirección de monumentos colonials y de la República
Count of San Mateo Valparaiso
constructed by the Architect Francisco Guerrero Torres
Office of Monuments of the Colony and the Republic
Erected by Dirección de monumentos coloniales y de la República.
Location. 19° 26.028′ N, 99° 8.34′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker is on Avenida Francisco I. Madero just west of Calle Bolívar, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Avenida Francisco I. Madero 17, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Residence of Agustín Iturbide (here, next to this marker); Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada (a few steps from this marker); Gante Building The Expiatory Temple of San Felipe de Jesús (within shouting distance of this marker); José de la Borda (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Trinity Methodist Church (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); House of José de la Borda (about 90 meters away); Teatro Santa Anna (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
Also see . . . Palace of Culture Banamex (in Spanish). With the marriage of Miguel de Berrio y Zaldívar, First Marquis of Jaral de Berrio, and his wife Ana María de la Campa y Cos, Second Countess of San Mateo de Valparaíso, this palace was built between 1779 and 1785, having as a director of works the architect Francisco Guerrero y Torres. The building became famous as the Palace of Iturbide since it was inhabited by Agustín de Iturbide before being crowned Emperor of Mexico, on May 15, 1822. From 1830 to 1834 it was the seat of the Mining College and later it housed commercial businesses and public offices. As of 1851, it functioned as a hotel. With the passage of time the palace suffered many changes. In 1964, the building was acquired by the National Bank of Mexico as part of a project to restore viceroyal architecture, with the restoration works being completed on March 24, 1972. Since then, it has been the operational headquarters of Banamex Cultural Development efforts. Among its most important restorations stands out the one begun in 2002 by the master architect Legorreta, which restored this building to the splendor of its earlier years. It was reopened as the Banamex Palace of Culture on January 19, 2004. (Translated from the Cultural Information Service site) (Submitted on December 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Categories. • Architecture • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.