Originally the site of the Royal Tobacco Factory, La Ciudadela building was eventually turned into a Military Base and prison. It was a strategic spot during the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution. Today, the iconic building has been converted into a peaceful oasis housing an unfinished mural by Ángel Zárraga and the site of 5 spectacular private library collections, acquired from famous Mexican intellectuals. Following our tour of the stellar architectural havens, we will check out the Centro de la Imagen, a photographic archive-gallery.
You may want to take advantage and do a little shopping for handicrafts at the market across the street (which has a wide variety of arts and crafts sold at fair prices), once we finish our tour.