Marquis of Sobremonte provincial historical museum

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Marquis of Sobremonte provincial historical museum
Museo Histórico Provincial Marqués de Sobre Monte
Museo de Sobremonte.JPG
Front side of the museum
General information
Type Museum
Architectural style Colonial
Address Rosario de Santa Fe 218
Town or city Córdoba
Country Argentina
Construction started 1752
Completed 1772

The Marquis of Sobremonte provincial historical museum (Spanish: Museo Histórico Provincial Marqués de Sobre Monte) is a museum located in Córdoba, Argentina. It is named after Rafael de Sobremonte, 3rd Marquis of Sobremonte, who lived there during his administration of the city, during the 18th century.

Description[edit]

The museum is located in the commercial area of Córdoba, and it keeps the urban architecture of colonial times. It was used for both domestic and commercial purposes back then, and it is the only house of the time period kept in modern Córdoba. For this reason, and the cultural things kept in it, it was declared a national and provintial historical museum. The walls were made with lime, the masonry used adobe, and used colonial roof tiles. The floor is made of creole tiles in the inside, and boulder in the courtyards.

History[edit]

The house was built by José Rodríguez in 1752, taking 20 years to finish construction. Rafael de Sobremonte lived in the house from 1783 to 1796, during his administration as mayor of the Córdoba del Tucumán.

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Coordinates: 31°25′28″S 64°10′52″W / 31.42444°S 64.18111°W / -31.42444; -64.18111