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Quinta Gameros, Chihuahua

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The Quinta Gameros is a mansion in Chihuahua, Chihuahua. The building is an Historic National Monument of Mexico. Quinta Gameros currently houses the Centro Cultural Universitario Quinta Gameros, a regional museum.HistoryThe mansion was built for Manuel Gameros Ronquillo, a member of the Porfirian elite. Construction started in October 1907 and finished in November 1910, just as the Mexican Revolution was commencing. Gameros and his family fled to the United States in 1913. Afterwards, Francisco Villa assumed the Governorship of Chihuahua and set out to redistribute the property of opposition families, including the Gameros'. Quinta Gameros was given to Venustiano Carranza as his personal residence and office in April 1914. Following a dispute with Villa, Carranza left the city and the Quinta Gameros would go on to be used for various purposes during the war, including as government offices and as a military hospital.In 1921, the government of President Álvaro Obregón returned many of the confiscated properties to their former owners. The Gameros family returned and occupied the residence until 1926, when it was sold to the Government of the State of Chihuahua. The state government used the building as tribunal for the State Supreme Court and as offices for the Department of Education. As a result the building was known as the Palacio de Justicia y Educación Pública.On 8 December 1954, Governor Óscar Soto Maynez decreed the creation of the University of Chihuahua and earmarked the Quinta Gameros as the headquarters of the rectory and for the schools of Engineering, Law, and Music. A Museo Regional de Chihuahua was inaugurated on 22 November 1961 by President Adolfo López Mateos. On 19 October 1968, the University became autonomous from the state, and Quinta Gameros passed on to form part of its patrimony. In 1971, an agreement was signed between UACH, INAH and Pedro Fossas Requena for the Requena Furniture Collection to become a permanent exhibition. In September 1991, the Museo Regional Quinta Gameros became the Centro Cultural Universitario Quinta Gameros.
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  • Not really sure why this is the #1 activity in Chihuahua. The mansion itself is nice and it gives some insight in daily life a century ago. However it's not really coherent with the furniture downstai...  more »
  • This building is beautiful and a must see while in Chihuahua. Entrance fee is only 18 pesos and there are guided tours. Make sure to stop by  more »
  • If you want over the top elegance with carved everything, this is the place to visit. It really is beautiful.  more »
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  • Pretty cool place to visit. Definitely check it out if you are in the area. I hear it is an exact duplicate of a fancy house in France. Very exquisite.
  • A beautiful mansion which depicts Art Nouveau architecture built in 1910. Do not miss it while in Chihuahua City.
  • The most beautiful of the 19th century buildings there are in this town
  • Best example of Art Nouveau I have ever come across.
  • A good place for to visit, art, arquitechture and culture