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La Casa de la Primera Imprenta - Historical Building Mexico City - Mexico

The Casa de la Primera Imprenta marks where the first printing press in the Americas was set up in 1536. The building itself shows little evidence of its grand literary beginnings, save the replica of the famous press near the door. However the recently opened (Jan 2008) Museo del Libro showcases some wonderful examples of the legendary printing press’s legacy. More than 900 pieces are on display, and the Universidad Autonóma Mexicana, who are in charge of the project, are working on getting more. The building is also known as Casa de las Campanas as it’s where the Cathedral’s bells were cast in the 16th-18th centuries. History buffs will love it, although younger visitors may get bored quickly.

Primo de Verdad 10 with Moneda, Centro Historico
Mexico City, Mexico

Historical Building Types:
Colonial architecture, Site of historic significance

Price Description: Free

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:10 a.m.

Open Hours to:6 p.m. (Sat and Sun until 5 p.m.)

Travel Skills: None

Contact Information:
Zip: 06060

Here are other activities in and around Mexico City that may be of interest: Convent and Church of San Francisco, Pino Suarez Metro Station, Convento de la Merced, Jesus Nazareno Church and Hospital, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Iglesia de Santiago, Catedral Metropolitana , Palacio de Iturbide, Palacio del Ayuntamiento and La Casa de los Azulejos.

06 Mar 2009

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