This work dates back from the XVIII century and it was made by Architect Pedro de Arrieta. This is a majestic and solid building. It used to be the courtroom of the Holy Inquisition jail, place for public dance venues, group of the military school, and jail for political and military prisoners. From 1847 until the middle of the past century, it was the headquarter of the Mexican School of Medicine. One of the palace’s area houses the Museum of Mexican Medicine. It currently houses UNAM’s Museum of Medicine, which has collections that rebuild the Pre-Hispanic period up to the current century. The museum features medical instruments from the XVII century until the XIX century, as well as an exhibition of a replica of a laboratory of physiology and a XIX century pharmacy, which gives us an idea of how the pharmacies were set in those years. At last, visitors can see the advances of Medical Science supported by the development of biology sciences, chemistry and electronics developed in the XX century. The museum has an auditorium, book stores and a historic library.
Schedule: From Tuesday to Friday: 09:00 am - 6:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 am - 2:00 pm.