Jerez Institute of Culture

Instituto Jerezano de Cultura

If you happen to be walking along Calle Reloj street, make sure to take a good look at the Edificio de la Torre which stands before the sanctuary. This building appeared on the urban landscape towards the end of the 19th century (1896), built as a school for girls. It exists thanks to the master stonemason Dámaso Muñetón, the same man who made the Zacatecas Cathedral’s northern tower. Today, it is the Instituto Jerezano de Cultura. Besides promoting culture, the building itself is evocative of the best of the gothic and also the Mudejar traditions, all in pink quarry stone. It is much smaller on the inside than you might expect; make sure to notice the curious solution they found back when it was built to carry water to the second floor.




Instituto Jerezano de Cultura, San Luis, Zona Centro, Jerez de García Salinas, Zacatecas, México

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