Step inside the Museum Casa del Risco (once owned by the historian and politician Don Isidro Fabela), and you’ll find a gorgeous fountain attached to one of the walls. The elaborate structure is covered with exquisite porcelain plates and cups, as well as mirrors and mother-of-pearl shells.
There’s a good reason for the fountain’s eclectic assortment of decorations. When it was built in the 18th century, it was so expensive to have decorated tableware that when a plate or a cup broke, the owners used the pieces as decorative ornaments. At this particular house, that tradition was used to form a magnificent fountain.
|Monumental House of Emilio “El Indio” Fernandez||2020||1.9km||site_ao|
|Vía Verde Vertical Gardens||2020||1.3km||site_ao|
|Cosmic Ray Pavilion||2020||1.7km||site_ao|
|Museum of Pathological Anatomy||2019||2.2km||site_ao|
|Hellenic Cultural Institute’s Coffered Ceiling||2019||0.9km||site_ao|
|Mexican Calendars Exhibition at the Soumaya Museum||2019||0.7km||site_ao|
|Mercado Melchor Múzquiz Murals||2019||0.2km||site_ao|
|Mexico’s National Sound Library||2019||1.6km||site_ao|
|‘El Perfil del Tiempo’||2019||1.8km||site_ao|
|National Autonomous University of Mexico Faculty of Medicine Mural||2019||1.8km||site_ao|
|‘La Conquista de la Energia’ (‘The Conquest of Energy’)||2019||1.6km||site_ao|
|This College Library Is a Visual Masterpiece of Mosaic Art||2018||1.4km||site_ao|
|Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House Studio Museum||2017||0.8km||site_ao|
|Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)||2007||1.5km||site_whs|
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