Palace of Iturbide Door

Door of the Palace of Iturbide. Mexico City downtown.

Door of the Palace of Iturbide. Mexico City downtown.

Mexico City downtown

Mexico City downtown

Mexico City downtown

Mexico City downtown

Mexico City downtown

Mexico City downtown

Palace of Iturbide. Mexico City dowtown.

Palace of Iturbide. Mexico City dowtown.

“Palacio de Iturbide” (Palace of Iturbide) was the only palatial residence that was built on four levels during the colonial times. It has a baroque style, and it was constructed with the traditional combination of quarry and red volcanic rock that characterize downtown buildings of that dates.

The work was commissioned to the architect Francisco Guerrero y Torres, who worked between 1779 and 1785.

It is considered a masterpiece of civil architecture of that period.

This is my entry for thrusday doors at Norm’s blog.

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2 thoughts on “Palace of Iturbide Door

  1. That guy in the first picture gave me a smile.
    I love the details. It’s amazing how dedicate they used to be in designing architectures back in the day.

    • He was finishing yawning, when I took the photo. Yes, it has a lot of little details. It’s very impressive the manual work they could do in the past to create such beautiful architecture. Have a great week!
      Marianne

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