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Casa de los Azulejos (House of Tiles), Mexico City, Mexico

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Distance from city center: 213.1mi
lizzy_a's pictureby lizzy_a History & Culture travel tip
added on the 10th of October, 2010
One of my favorite sights in the city, Casa de los Azulejos is beautiful, all covered with tiles blue and white. It was built at the beginning of the 16th century for a local count. When he was young, his father told him he will never be able to build a house of tiles. When the son got wealthy, he did build the house of tiles. This way the house is a symbol of achievement.

It was restored a couple of years ago and is amazing. Wonderful example of the Puebla craftsmanship.

4, Independencia, Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico

It is free.

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