Juan Landin Gómez de Zavala came to the town of Santiago del Saltillo in 1741. Originally from Santiago de Galicia, Spain, he was a merchant and held political office. By the year 1770, Juan Landin bought the estate of San Francisco located south of the town of Santiago del Saltillo.
A few years later, in this place the Immaculate Conception and with it a chapel of baroque architecture was built. In the last years of his life he became a Squire. He died on April 9, 1796 in Saltillo.
Upon his death, the family sold the estate of the Immaculate Conception to pay a debt that he had with a wholesaler in Mexico City. So the walls of this church would stand the test of time to witness the abandonment and survive to the present day.
An emblematic monument and a fundamental part of the architectural beauty of this capital, the chapel has been restored and preserved. It has opened its doors to display a collection of religious art from the 17th and 18th centuries.
There are 20 Virreinales paintings among which are Jesus before Herod, Jesus before Pilate, Jesus Lacerated, Mercy, the Presentation in the Temple, the Adoration of the Magi, Holy Trinity, Allegory of Christ, Our Lady of Mercy, Santa Gertrudis, Our Lady of Sorrows, San Fermin, San Vicente Ferrer, San Juan Nepomuceno, Santa Elena de la Cruz, and San Juan Bautista.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
No photographs are allowed inside the museum.