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“Fascinating Home”

Museo Casa de la Zacatecana
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Houston, Texas
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Fascinating Home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

For those interested in history and decor this former private residence is a great place to see what life was like in Mexico in the mid 1800's.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Not quite so grand.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

This museum has all sorts of antique furniture in it, but none of it pertains to the murder mystery that happened in the home. The home itself is beautiful architecturally. The staff seem more intent on making you pay for things like your camera than showing the videos about the murder mystery.

Visited December 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“An old House enchanted with mystery.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

La Casa de la Zacatecana, now a museum, is an old house with reminders of what Mexico was like centuries ago. One of the most popular legends in the house dates from the 17th century and its about a woman originally from the state of Zacatecas, who asked one of the servants of the house to kill her husband. Once the murder took place, the woman later killed the servant herself in the house so he wouldn't talk of the event. It is said that she buried the bodies in the stables. There are a pair of human remains that you can see from the patio of the house. The woman was later found dead outside the house and her murder remains a mystery to this day. There are some who say her ghost can be seen around the house.
In that house, they also started the paperwork for the second Emperor of Mexico Maximiliano de Habsburgo's trial, who was later executed with other two generals: Tomás Mejía and Miguel Miramón in El Cerro de las Campanas. Miramon's body was embalmed in one of the rooms inside this house.
If you are familiar with Mexico's history, you will find it interesting. If you want to appreciate old Mexican Art in downtown Querétaro, this is a good place to start. Each room features a great collection of antiques from different times in history.
The entrance is pretty cheap (less than $3.00 USDLLRS) and contributes to restore some of the old paintings and the maintenance of the house. I would really recommend it if you want to get to know a piece of Mexico.

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