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“a glimpse into his life”

Benito Juarez Home (Casa de Benito Juarez)
Ranked #60 of 134 things to do in Oaxaca
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Owner description: This small house was the home of legendary Mexican President Benito Juarez for ten years during his childhood.
Reviewed March 17, 2012

The museum has excellent commentaries on each stage of Juarez's life. The staff however knows little or nothing in either English or Spanish and the commentaries are mostly in Spanish

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Though it is a small museum, it was very English friendly. An English version of each room's information was made available where we purchased our tickets.

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Reviewed November 28, 2010

This old house does show how the fortunate middle class would have lived more than 150 years ago. You have the opportunity to walk through each room and the nice courtyard. Each room has several artifacts from that time period. So it's an interesting piece for a bit of social history. Each room also has a write up in both Spanish and English and if you read it all you learn a bit about Juarez as well as his times. The house is where the young Juraez lived in Oaxaca as a youngster. His own parents died when he was a young boy and he moved to Oaxaca and was taken in by the family whose house you are visiting. It is not a museum devoted to the life of Juarez but you do learn about him. Juarez was President of Mexico during the second half of the 19th century. He was the first indigenous President and provided some of the most important features in Mexican law, namely universal education and justice for all, regardless of social class or background. He is truly respected as a past President of Mexico. The museum is not large and you don't need much more than 30 minutes for it. There is an entrance fee. It's north of the zocalo by a few blocks and also north of the Santo Domingo church.

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Reviewed February 6, 2002

For those who cannot read Spanish, there is really very little to see or do at the childhood home of Benito Juarez, Mexico's most famous and most beloved president. In each room is a display of what the home "might" have looked like, though almost nothing in the house was part of the house when Juarez lived there. Rather, the visual displays are an interesting look at upper-middle class life in Mexico during the mid 19th century.

The reading material tells, of course, the history of Benito Juarez and again, emphasizes what life was probably like in the home at that time. There are some of Juarez's person effects in the house including a family tree and the museum also housed an art exhibit of which Juarez was the thematic subject.

For the Mexican History afficionados this place is great, but for the casual traveler it might not be very interesting.

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