Casa de la Ciudad — Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
Museum, Library • (T)
Installed in a beautifully restored 18th-century colonial mansion, the museum is dedicated to the research, preservation, and promotion of the architectural heritage of the state of Oaxaca. To these ends, it displays permanent and rotating exhibits, supports independent research, hosts conferences, and houses an extensive library of books and papers on the subject, including the forty thousand volume personal collection of the Oaxacan writer and politician Andrés Henestrosa. Be sure to view the aerial photos contrasting the Centro Histórico of today with fifty years ago.
- Porfirio Díaz 115, corner of Morelos; North of Independencia, Centro Histórico; Daily 9 am - 8 pm; free; phone 951-516-9647, 951-516-9648; library 951-516-9750, 951-516-9715.