City of Aguascalientes
This building houses an important historical and cultural archive.
View the exhibitions and enjoy the range of cultural activities offered at Casa Terán.
Rivero y Gutiérrez 110 Downtown
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Check the program to view monthly cultural activities.
Jesús Terán, born on January 14th 1921, was Deputy Governor of Aguascalientes and later became the elected Governor.
During his time in office he prioritized the countryside and education, and also served as Minister of the Interior, resigning his post to participate in the self-coup organized by Ignacio Comonfort y Félix Zuloaga.
The house was built on the orders of Don Felipe de Terán, Jesus’ grandfather. Gregorio Reyes was the master-builder and Rodrigo Rodríguez the stonemason, and the building was completed in 1795.It boasts a baroque and neo-classical style and is one of the most important buildings in the city.
The walls and soffits are Italianate, and there are tapered columns and horseshoe arches. The corridors are paved with adobe bricks.
It was declared an historic monument in 1986 and on April 25, 1992 it was opened as a Cultural Events Center.