Casa de Cultura - Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The Profesor Nestor Agundez Martinez Centro Cultural (also called the Casa de Cultura) located two blocks up Benito Juarez from the Hotel California has a historical library, gallery, ongoing cultural activities, workshops and a museum of local history and anthropology. This large brick was a former elementary school and contains faded murals from the mid-twentieth century.
Here one can view artifacts from the indigenous people through the colonial and revolutionary times. La Coronela (the lady colonel) was a local women revolutionary hero whose aged portrait appears here. A bar (she was a drinker), and hotel restaurant are named after her. Art demonstrations and exhibitions are held here during the annual art festival.
A converted school, the red brick 21st Century Cultural Center houses the museum, regional art, historic photographs and public library. If you're at all curious about this town, founded by Jesuits in the 1730's and steeped in history, pay a visit. Director Nestor Agundez will proudly show you around, in Spanish of course. Take note of the provocative, Socialist-inspired murals, painted by students in 1933.
Centro Cultural Nestor Agundez Martinez Calle Benito Juárez, two blocks from the Hotel California, Colonia Centro
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, CP 23305 Mexico