Museo Casa de la Bola, The Unexpected Surprise Inside Mexico City

In Architecture & Design by Isabella Moreno

Today, Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world. In spite of its exponential growth in population, size, dimension and all spaces, the truth is that it retains many treasures and architectural gems amongst the new buildings and streets. The Museum Casa de la Bola is one of them. This wonderful surprise is located in the west area of Mexico City and was founded around the XVII Century. The last owner of the house, which at that time was a local farm, was Don Antonio Hagenback and the Lama, who after living decided to restore it in 1946. With the recovery work, the house acquired a French style that was prevalent in the houses of the upper class of Mexico during the 19th century.

You can take a trip to the past by visiting the old house which consists of 13 rooms, in which you can find objects, from European tapestries, porcelains, clocks and paintings to a large collection of furniture from the 15th to the 20th century. For design- and furniture-lovers you will be able to find different styles such as Boulle along with more objects that formed the life of the high society of Mexico at that time. Today, it is a museum and commonly used as a special setting for private events like weddings or other types of celebration.


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