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Palace and Museum of the Inquisition (Museum of Mexican Medicine)

The building dates from New Spain and the Viceroyalty, in fact, it is one of the best examples of New Spain architecture from the first half of the 18th century. The palace was built by the architect Pedro Arrieta. It is attached to the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and seeks to disseminate and preserve the history of Mexican medicine. It was the seat of the Tribunal of the Holy Office or Inquisition. It still preserves the memories of the cruel moments of religious persecution, which is why it opens its doors to the public in the form of a permanent exhibition, where the techniques and tools of the Inquisition are exhibited. The museum includes tours of the jail, the halls and the instruments with which people who rebelled against the regime or were considered sorcerers, witches, fortune-tellers, astrologers and others were judged. Later the genesis of the place was modified and it became a School of Medicine. Currently, as a museum, it has the rooms for Reconstructive Surgery, 19th Century Waxes, Histology, Herbalism, Botanical Garden, Pre-Hispanic Medicine, Embryology, Viceregal Picture Gallery, 19th Century Apothecary, as well as the Fragmented Body exhibition.






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