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Palacio de Mineria also known as the Mining Palace is the masterpiece of neoclassicism in America. Planned and built from 1797 to 1813 by the Valencian architect and sculptor Manuel Tolsá to house the Royal School of Mines, to form academic specialists in mining.
It is located in the City of Mexico on Tacuba Street opposite the Plaza Manuel Tolsá, opened in 1979 with the placement of the equestrian sculpture of Charles IV, known as 'El Caballito' part made by this great artist.
The majestic monument of elegance shapes and precise proportions in which light, space and functionality are combined, it is one of the most important in Mexican architecture buildings; part of the artistic and cultural heritage of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and is under the shelter of the Faculty of Engineering.