"Visit Pancho Villa's Home - Quinta Luz Museum" Chihuahua Things to Do Tip by kathymof

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  Courtyard of Quinta Luz
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  • Courtyard of Quinta Luz - Chihuahua
      Courtyard of Quinta Luz
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  • Tile floors in music room of Quinta Luz - Chihuahua
      Tile floors in music room of Quinta Luz
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  • Car Pancho Villa drove when s assassinated - Chihuahua
      Car Pancho Villa drove when s assassinated
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General Francisco "Pancho" Villa is the most famous hero of the Revolution of 1910. He was quite the ladies man and married several times (one rumor is 23 times!) and never with the aid of a divorce. He was assassinated in 1923 and several of his wives claimed his estate. This created quite a mess that had to be cleared up and the Mexican govenment finally declared that Luz Corral de Villa was his legal heir. His mansion was named for her (Quinta Luz) and was also used for his primary guard during the revolution. The villa is run and maintained by the Mexican military and is used as a museum. One of the interesting items on display is the car he was driving when he was assassinated - you can see the bullet holes in it. The tile floors in the music room are magnificent.

Address: La 3014 Calle 10 Norte, Chihuahua

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  • Updated Jan 31, 2008
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