Edificio Ipiña

Avenida Damián Carmona 6


The Ipiña Building, with its long archway, is a favorite of the city and of which the potosinos are always proud. Under its arches one can shelter from the sun in search of a refreshing drink in summer or hot in winter. One can also find options to eat and, of course, buy a book about the city at the branch that the Gandhi bookstore has in the building. This building was built by the Octavian Engineer Cabrera Hernández between 1906-1912, as commissioned by his father-in-law Mr. Encarnación Ipiña, to whom he owes his name. Conceived during the Porfiriato, its design corresponds to the French aftertaste of the time. Mr. Ipiña, wished for the city a building with arcades similar to those of the Rue de Rivoli, in Paris.During the Porfiriato, the state and municipal governments, encouraged by tax exemption and some other measures, the construction of monumental buildings in The first picture.