Jun 21, 2011

The Witches’ House, Mexico City

Built in the early 1900s La Casa de las Brujas, the Witches’ House, can be found on the eastern side of Plaza Rio De Janiero in the fashionable neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Most likely a coincidence one of the towers of the red brick castle like structure forms a face, complete with pointy witch’s hat.

Roma has a wonderful mix of colonial architecture. It was an upscale area in the early 20th century, which fell into decline for decades and ultimately suffered heavy damage in the 1985 earthquake. In recent years it has gentrified and its leafy streets are lined with art galleries and cafes, many of them housed in restored mansions built during the neighborhoods’s hey day.

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