This impressive building from the time of Porfiriato stands along the Pánuco River a few feet from the historic center of Tampico. In a neoclassical style, the old Customs duty building is a real gem that welcomed thousands of visitors and immigrants in the heyday of the oil boom.

This impressive building from the time of Porfiriato stands along the Pánuco River a few feet from the historic center of Tampico. In a neoclassical style, the old Customs duty building is a real gem that welcomed thousands of visitors and immigrants in the heyday of the oil boom.

This centenary and majestic historical building, located at kilometer 12 of the Pánuco River, began construction in 1896 and finished in 1900.

 

 

For a century it housed the offices of the Maritime Customs and currently houses the Museum of Tampico´s Victory of 1829 and is destined for cultural events.
In 1955, the entire ground floor of the Customs Building disappeared in the waters of the overflowed Pánuco River to a height of almost 20 feet in one of the greatest catastrophes of Tampico caused by Hurricane Hilda.

     
     

   
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