Last prison of Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg

Museum that opened its doors on August 14, 2003 as a tourist attraction and cultural site in which important aspects of the history of Querétaro and the country in general can be known. It is part of the premises of the Capuchin Convent, built during the second decade of the eighteenth century and which over the years also functioned as a barracks, the last prison of the Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg, house-room, commercial academy and government offices. Among the pieces exhibited in its six permanent rooms are the Republican National Coat of Arms corresponding to 1873, an oil portrait of Don Juan Caballero y Osío (18th century), a painting referring to Maximilian's surrender at Cerro de las Campanas ( 1945), the plane of the city of Querétaro of 1796 and another oil portrait of Don Benito Juárez (1900).

Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.



Calle Vicente Guerrero 23, Centro, 76000 Santiago de Querétaro, Qro.

Contact phones

T. (442) 224 3004

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