America: Mexico,
City of Santiago de Queretaro

Government Palace

Historic Buildings



Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace)
Casa de la Corregidora (House of Magistrates Wife)

This 18th century construction facing the Plaza de Armas was designed to be both Official Residence and jail.

The cement covered and painted facade of the two story structure maintains its original appearance.

An entrance way framed in carved stone leads to the inner courtyard bordered by semicircular archways on both stories.

The left wing housed the jail and a chapel for the prisoners, while the upper rooms were designated for Mayer, cashier and servants.

Sala de Estato (state room) and Cabildo (town council room) faced on the street.

The Corregidora, Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, lived here when the spark was lit that led to Mexico's independence.

The building is now seat of the state government.




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