En la fachada, dos torres de vigilancia custodian cinco balcones y la puerta principal. Al entrar, lo primero es el silencio. Mientras el director habla una multitud se apretuja a los alrededores. Todos quieren conocer el edificio que se adivina majestuoso.
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Location, design and use[ edit ] From behind bars. Blueprint of the Lecumberri Prison. The prison was mainly constructed to contain major political advisers of the opposing side , or other criminals to the nation from the time of operation. Construction began in The inspiration and design of the Palacio is by Miguel S.
Macedo, who was later on imprisoned there for several months during the Mexican Revolution. The prison was built to hold men, women and children. It had cells, workshops, a nursery, cooking and baking workshops.
There was also an area of government, a section dedicated to medical and waiting rooms. Torture and beatings were common. During the Mexico 68 student protests and the Dirty War of the s it held left wing political prisoners. The first, Pancho Villa , was a general of the Mexican Revolution who made his escape in With the aid of his then-wife Worker escaped on December 17, , disguised as a woman.
It is considered the most important among its class in the Americas and one of the most important in the entire world. Former prison cells are now used as record repositories and the corridors between them are used as galleries in which researchers can sit and read.
In June , 60, secret police files held within the archives were opened to the public by President Vicente Fox.
Lecumberri, el palacio negro
Lecumberri: el palacio más oscuro de la ciudad de los palacios