Palace of Mines


Palace of Mines, masterpiece of Latin American neoclassicism, is situated in Mexico City, at the end of Tacuba Street, facing the plaza named after Manuel Tolsá, where the equestrian statue of Charles IV, better known as “El Caballito”, creation of the same artist, is located.

The most important civil building, made up by this Valencian sculptor and architect, was built to house the Royal Seminar of Mines in order to give academic instruction to miners since 1813.

The majestic monument of elegant forms and exact proportions where light, space and functionality merge, is one of the most outstanding constructions within Mexican architecture. It is part of the artistic and cultural patrimony of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which, at present time, is under the custody of the School of Engineering.

Nowadays, this building houses the home office of the Continual and Distance Education Division (DECD), the Engineer Bruno Mascanzoni Information and Documentation Center, the Historical Archives of the Palace of Mines, the Manuel Tolsá Museum, different engineering groups as well as different administrative areas like the Former Students’ Society of the School of Engineering (SEFI), the School of Oil Engineers of Mexico and the Mexican Academy of Engineering.


Tacuba 5, Cuauhtémoc, México, Ciudad de México


From Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 17:45 hrs.
Visitas guiadas por el Palacio de Minería: Sábados y domingos, 11:00 y 13:00. $30.00 / Los domingos, entrada libre.




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