Salamanca in Municipality of Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
The House of the Inquisitor
A pesar de las modificaciones que se le han hecho, la casa aún cuenta con detalles que revelan la majestuosidad de su pasado, como la pilastra con un nicho que se encuentra en la fachada de cantera y el patio interior con su arcada barroca, muy parecida a la que ostenta el Portal José Rojas Garcidueñas, de Jardín Constitución.
Sobre el nombre con el que popularmente se le conoce a esta casa se ha especulado mucho: algunos afirman que, en afecto, en ella vivió un miembro del Tribunal del Santo Oficio; sin embargo, otros aseguran que en Salamanca no hubo nunca Inquisición. Hasta ahora no se sabe con certeza de dónde proviene el nombre de esta Casa del Inquisidor, que también es conocida como Casa del Diezmo.
Despite the modifications that have been made, the house still has details that reveal the majesty of its past, such as the pilaster with a niche that is found in the quarried-stone facade and the interior patio with its baroque arcade, very similar to that of the José Rojas Garcidueñas Portal of the Jardín Constitución (the Main Garden Square, nearby).
The name by which this house is popularly known is the subject of much speculation: some say that a member of the Tribunal of the Holy Office (also known as the Inquisition) lived here; however, others claim that there was never an Inquisition in Salamanca. Until now it is not known with certainty where the name of this house comes from. Interestingly, it is also known as the Casa del Diezmo (The House of the Tithe).
Erected by Municipalidad de Salamanca y Estado de Guanajuato.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features.
Location. 20° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Ignacio Allende 204, Salamanca, Guanajuato 36700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Main Garden or Constitution Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Parish Church of Salamanca (within shouting distance of this marker); Vasco de Quiroga (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Valtierrilla (about 120 meters away); The Ex-Convent of Saint Augustine (about 120 meters away); Hacienda of the Cañada de Ortega Sanctuary (about 120 meters away); The Lord of the Hospital (about 120 meters away); The Founders of Salamanca (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salamanca.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.