SEMINARIO 12 ZÓCALO CENTRO HISTÓRICO
- FULL BATHS
- PARTIAL BATHS
- 627.95 m2
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ABOUT SEMINARIO 12 CENTRO HISTORICO CUAUHTEMOC, MEXICO CITY, CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, MEXICO
It is an honor for Mexico Sotheby's International Realty to promote for sale the oldest inhabited house in America. Seminario 12 is not only a faithful witness of the birth and evolution of what is now Mexico, but also offers the opportunity to continue living in it and provide this city with a historical space of coexistence, tradition, exchange and delight.
The house is part of Plaza de la Constitución and is located on the basement of the Temple of Tezcatlipoca, steps from Templo Mayor, next to the Metropolitan Cathedral and meters from the National Palace. Since the seventeenth century its location was of utmost importance, as it was erected on the first line from the central core of the Aztec empire, where the most sumptuous constructions of the New Spain were located.
The property that is located on Calle Seminario was built in the early seventeenth century with a housing spirit. However, throughout its life it has been a residence, seminary, school, neighborhood, and its vast spaces have been home to various shops.
Its construction is representative of the New Hispanic housing architecture and has an intangible value since it is recovered in 95% to what it was in its origin. From 1988 to 1992 a total restoration of the building was carried out, under the command of Mónica Baptista, Salvador López Negrete and Manuel Serrano. As of 2019 it has been again restored and updated to accommodate modern needs with the most exquisite of tastes, materials and vision. The above, always preserving its original attributes and respecting the guidelines of INAH.
The feeling generated by entering through the immense doors with copper nails from the pedestrian street and finding this corner away from the hustle and bustle of the plinth is unparalleled. It's like going into the viceregal era.
Currently, this private property has various land uses, which opens up options for your enjoyment. Whether it's continuing to honor its family character, as the home of a foundation, to receive national and international guests, or to host the best chefs in the country, this piece of history asks to evolve.
Seminario 12 is a cake that has two cherries; the first is the indescribable view from the Roof Garden of the Cathedral and the plinth plate with the national flag waving.
The second is the view of the Cathedral itself that can be enjoyed from a window on the first floor, where a couple of seats have been installed to watch time go by... and ask yourself how is it possible to be in that place so full of energy, history, life, where it all began? Being in Seminary 12 is a privilege that can be yours.