CASA FIGUEROA O DE LAS LAGRIMAS1
CASA FIGUEROA O DE LAS LAGRIMAS1

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Casa Figueroa o de las Lágrimas

It was built in 1767 for the Count of la Cadena, a magistrate from the Alarcón District.

It was initially called "House of Tears" due to the continuous mistreatment suffered by the Tlahuica Indians during its construction. 

There is another legend surrounding the house that reinforces its name. After the Count of la Cadena passed away, one of his descendants occupied the house with his daughter, who soon fell in love with a person of a different social class. To prevent their union, the father decided to take her life. After this event, the house was abandoned for some time.

The house has been used for a variety of purposes, serving as a jail, reformatory, warehouse, mint, headquarters, and court. In the late 19th century, a Spanish family occupied it again, and over time, only an elderly woman named Bacilisa remained. It is said that she hid money and jewels in the wall cavities of the main bedroom, holes that can still be seen today until thieves entered, robbed her, and killed her.

When acquired by Mr. Fidel Figueroa, the house underwent transformations but retained its Spanish style with Talavera details. Its entrance stands out with a lattice adorned with Puebla ceramics.

This house has been turned into a museum and is open for visitors to appreciate its architectural beauty and legends.

Location

Calle de Guadalupe No. 2, Centro, Taxco, Gro.

Casa Figueroa o de las Lágrimas

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