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 pressâ€™s legacy. More than 900 pieces are on display, and the Universidad AutonĂłma Mexicana, who are in charge of the project, are working on getting more. The building is also known as Casa de las Campanas as itâ€™s where the Cathedralâ€™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