Quinta Gameros, Chihuahua
Have you already visited the Quinta Gameros University Cultural Center in Chihuahua? If you want to know a little more about this building attached to the city’s University and part of its history, stay.
The history of Quinta Gameros
Located in the city of Chihuahua, this building was commissioned by Manuel Gameros in 1907 and was completed three years later. It was inspired by the European Art Noveau buildings that Gameros wanted to capture in the city.
The Quinta Gameros building was part of the different events that took place in the Mexican history of the city, from the wars to its conversion into a public building.
This mansion has been used for different purposes, among them: private housing, prison, barracks, it has also been the seat of the Palace of Justice and Education, radio station, Central Water Board and Local Board of Roads.
In 1954, the Quinta Gameros was included in the Chancellor’s Office of the University of Chihuahua for four years. The Regional Museum of the State of Chihuahua was also inaugurated in 1961, where minerals, pieces of indigenous cultures and/or clothing were exhibited to show and inform about the history of the country. After a few years, this museum became part of the patrimony of the University of Chihuahua.
Finally, the name of the Quinta Gameros Regional Museum was changed to the well-known and current name of Quinta Gameros University Cultural Center.
The Quinta Gameros University Cultural Center
Built by architect Julio Corredor de la Torre, it currently has the great fortune of being considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Mexico. In addition, it is also internationally recognized for its admirable architectural style.
It currently holds the title of ”National Artistic Monument” granted by the National Commission of Artistic Zones and Monuments.
To visit this particular building, you have to go from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Admission costs 27 pesos, and is free for university students (if you are going to study in Aguascalientes or are already a student of the university, you will also have a discount). Admission is free to the public every Sunday.
Being a building of great beauty, many are those who want to do a photo shoot for events or family celebrations. Professional photographs have been authorized in the following cases: events such as weddings, quinceañeras, anniversaries. They can also be reserved for other types of work for commercial purposes.
Activities and developments at the Quinta Gameros Cultural Center
In addition to the general public visit to see its interior, the Quinta Gameros Cultural Center has offered several activities for the further enrichment of students at the University of Chihuahua.
Among them, the courses to learn Mandarin Chinese language, given by the Confuccio Institute, have stood out. Workshops have also been held to learn ”circular design and redesign”. He also highlighted the creation of the critique ”Las mujeres sabias” by the faculty of arts.