The house of tiles

Façade of the tile house

In the capital of Tabasco, Villahermosa, you will find one of the most beautiful buildings you will find in this territory: La Casa de los Azulejos. Join us to discover its history, legends and the charm of its facade.

The historic center of Mexico City

It is currently considered the most emblematic of all Latin America, a cultural tourism destination that was named Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1987.

It houses all kinds of monuments and places of great cultural importance, almost 1,500 buildings of all kinds such as temples, theaters, historical monuments, with the great peculiarity that all of them unite the architecture of the pre-Hispanic, colonial and independent times of Mexico…for example, the square of the three cultures will be a must on your visit.

Legend of the house of tiles

It is one of the most important buildings in Mexico City, frequented by many visitors throughout the year. Legend has it that the Counts of the Orizaba Valley, Don Luis and Doña Graciana were the parents of a very difficult son who always complicated his parents’ lives.

Because of his bad character and selfishness, the parents told him that he could never do anything, specifically the words were ”you will never make tile house”. It was then when he was willing to make his parents see that they were wrong, he created the Casa de los Azulejos.

The house of tiles: its history

Also known as the Casa del Conde del Valle de Orizaba, it was their property for many years, but when Doña Graciana was widowed, she noticed the poor condition of the house, and wanted to repair and beautify it in the eighteenth century with the help of Diego Durán Berruercos.

This important building has been part of great moments in Mexican history, such as the entrance of the Trigarante army during the War of Independence, among others.

Tabasco History Museum Casa de los Azulejos (House of Tiles)

It opened its doors in 1985 with the idea of disseminating and teaching all kinds of objects that have to do with the culture, origins and history of the state of Tabaco from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

You will be able to see different temporary exhibitions, also be part of the conferences and lectures on various topics that have to do with the territory of Tabasco, as well as activities focused on children.

It is open to the public every day of the week, except Monday from 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM; the cost of the ticket for adults is 22 pesos, for children up to six years of age it is free, after that age it will be 11 pesos and for foreigners a total of 33 pesos.

World Worker’s House

During the revolution, the Casa de los Azulejos housed the Casa del Obrero Mundial on one of its floors. During the revolution, theThis was the headquarters of a trade union organization that lasted a short period of time until it was recovered by the Yturbe family, the real owners at the time.Casa de los Azulejos housed the Casa del Obrero Mundial on one of its floors.

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