The House of the Inquisitor

The House of the Inquisitor (HM269D)

Location: Salamanca, Guanajuato 36700 Salamanca
Country: Mexico
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N 20° 34.179', W 101° 12.01'

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Casa del InquisidorEdificio Histórico
Este espacio constituye uno de los pocos ejemplos que hay en Salamanca de arquitectura civil barroca. Se cree que su construcción se inició a finales del siglo XVIII y principios del XIX, lo cual apunta a que fue una de las primeras fincas construidas en la Villa. A pesar de las modificaciones que se le han hecho, la casa aún cuenta con detalles que revelan la majestuosidad de su pasado, como la pilastra con un nicho que se encuentra en la fachada de cantera y el patio interior con su arcada barroca, muy parecida a la que ostenta el Portal José Rojas Garcidueñas, de Jardín Constitución. Sobre el nombre con el que popularmente se le conoce a esta casa se ha especulado mucho: algunos afirman que, en afecto, en ella vivió un miembro del Tribunal del Santo Oficio; sin embargo, otros aseguran que en Salamanca no hubo nunca Inquisición. Hasta ahora no se sabe con certeza de dónde proviene el nombre de esta Casa del Inquisidor, que también es conocida como Casa del Diezmo.
English translation:
The House of the InquisitorA Historic Building
This space is one of the few examples of baroque civil architecture in Salamanca. It is believed that its construction began in the late eighteenth and

early nineteenth centuries, which suggests that it was one of the first large houses built in the town. Despite the modifications that have been made, the house still has details that reveal the majesty of its past, such as the pilaster with a niche that is found in the quarried-stone facade and the interior patio with its baroque arcade, very similar to that of the José Rojas Garcidueñas Portal of the Jardín Constitución (the Main Garden Square, nearby). The name by which this house is popularly known is the subject of much speculation: some say that a member of the Tribunal of the Holy Office (also known as the Inquisition) lived here; however, others claim that there was never an Inquisition in Salamanca. Until now it is not known with certainty where the name of this house comes from. Interestingly, it is also known as the Casa del Diezmo (The House of the Tithe).
HM NumberHM269D
Placed ByMunicipalidad de Salamanca y Estado de Guanajuato
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 270647 N 2276068
Decimal Degrees20.56965000, -101.20016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 34.179', W 101° 12.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 34' 10.74" N, 101° 12' 0.59999999999999" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 Ignacio Allende, Salamanca Guanajuato 36700, MX
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