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Benito Juarez Home (Casa de Benito Juarez)

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Address: Garcia Vigil 609, Oaxaca, Mexico
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+52 951 516 1860

This small house was the home of legendary Mexican President Benito Juarez...

This small house was the home of legendary Mexican President Benito Juarez for ten years during his childhood.

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Pilgrimage to the home of Benito Juárez

If you are visiting Oaxaca, you should make a pilgrimage to the home of the city’s favorite son, Benito Juárez, from 1818-1828. Perhaps a half hour or so should suffice for this... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Arcata, California
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Arcata, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

If you are visiting Oaxaca, you should make a pilgrimage to the home of the city’s favorite son, Benito Juárez, from 1818-1828. Perhaps a half hour or so should suffice for this visit. The house was owned by Antonio Salanueva, a bookbinder who virtually adopted Juárez after hiring him. The house will give you a view of a middle-class home... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Not much to see here besides the small, humble abode of Juarez. As a foreigner, I would have appreciated more info about the life of Benito Juarez

Thank viajera1741
Wurzburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The museum Casa de Benito Juarez is one enclosure historic where Benito Juarez, the first president of Mexico, habit after his arrival to Oaxaca from 1819 until 1828.The government of Oaxaca bought this place to safe the personal objects of Benito Juarez in 1906. It is a typical construction of one house in Oaxaca del 18th century. It is a... More 

Thank ralfkrueger2211
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is very near from the main street and is a quick visit to kind of get an idea of life back then.

Thank Cristian Q
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I loved it it was great to see were Don Benito Juarez slept and had his meals!.. And I can only use my imagination to picture him walking around the courtyard reading a book!..marvelous!...

Thank Maricela30
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I had read a few reviews before visiting the Benito Juarez home, so I knew it would be small. It was small, but very well done as far as the displays. We enjoyed getting a glimpse back in time to how the Juarez family lived. Worth a visit if you are strolling around that part of the city.

Thank MGG56
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We really liked this museum and found it very educational. It is a furnished house which contains many exhibits related to Benito Juarez and the period of Mexican history in which he lived and served as president. Juarez is an important figure in Oaxacan history as well as Mexican history. I recommend a visit.

Thank travelsafarohio
Merida, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

In you're interested in Mexico's history and visiting Oaxaca, then the home where Benito Juarez lived as a young boy is a place to stop by. He was probably Mexico's most famous President having governed during five terms. When living in Oaxaca, his protector, a bookbinder and friar of the Third Order of San Francisco named Antonio Salanueva owned a... More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Benito Juarez is a very important figure in the history of Mexico. In the rooms of this house where he once lived you can see the types of furniture, dishes, etc that were used in the 1800's when he lived here. Best of all each room has very well written information about his life and his presidency. Well worth a... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2016

A small traditional colonial house which once was the home of Juarez's patron, who saw the potential in the young lad who arrived unable even to speak Spanish, and saw to his education and set him on his path to become the first indigenous president of Mexico. A set of laminated sheets in English explain the rooms for non-Spanish speakers.

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