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El Palacio de Hierro, Orizaba

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  • Good for those who like architecture with history... There is little but beautiful museitos and a coffee for the conversation with friends.
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  • Knowing that the structure was transported from Europe to Orizaba and the visit that it was the work of Gustavo Eiffel is compulsory, is a pleasant place where music Cafe and bar (with sale of coffee of grain per kilo), also houses museums, is located in the heart of the historic center of Orizaba in front of Cathedral.
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  • It is very nice, this well maintained, and as its name says it is impressive to see that it is pure iron.
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  • Beautiful building and lots of little things to do.
  • Pequeñas exhibiciones de la historia de Orizaba, la fachada e interior son bonitos
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  • This valuable construction is located on the old square of weapons, in Madero Street, between West 2 and 4, and it's the separable exponent of Art Nouveau (French Renaissance neo-classical type) in Mexico, and only metal Palace in the world. It was designed by Frenchman, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, in 1891, at the request of the then Mayor, Julio M. Vélez, with the purpose of having a Municipal Palace that contrasting with the architecture of masonry of Orizaba, the guide of tourist Carlos Mendoza Ramos explained to Notimex. Its cost was of 80 thousand pesos in gold, and to move it is required three trips through the same number of ships of steam (Paris, Havre and Vala) with a load of three thousand 369 packages, more a structure metal. The route was from the port of Antwerp, in Belgium, until the Veracruz. "Is built in 1892 in the workshops of the Société Anonyme des Forges D'Aiseau of Belgium, based blades, posts, screws, doors of wood and ornaments of iron cast." The purpose was this monument to represent modernity and the buoyant economy of the city, which for that time was the fifth most important in the country,"he said. To assemble the huge structure of two levels, which measure one block, is occupied 823 thousand 222 screws, painted in cream and ocher colors, as City Hall opened on September 16, 1894, and thus ran for 97 years. It is opposite the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, in the historic centre, and now its façade looks in shades of green and khaki. "They say that at the end of the 19th century, opposite the Palacio de Hierro had a clothing store that was known as the Palacio de Hierro store, then used the building as a reference. An earthquake collapsed the store and its owners who were French, were to settle to the city of Mexico, where they opened their store with that name,"said the Guide. However, "as not exist data that it check, is tells as a more than the legends that surround to the beautiful structure metal", said. Behind the Palacio de Hierro is located which was second Palacio Municipal de Orizaba, which now houses an art gallery and a café. The side lies the municipal market, where he says, sold everything a bit. Currently, the Palace of iron is occupied by offices and seven small museums: the of the beer, the of the football, the of them former Presidents and the of them flags, estate of Orizaba, interactive, geographical of Orizaba 1, and the planetary "Rodolfo Neri Vela".
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  • Headquarters of the office of tourism and several museums very small as the of soccer of the team Orizaba, interactive of them science, of the beer, Neri candle on the space, of geography and course not can miss a cafecito in the part low of this beautiful building of iron.
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