Whether legend or truth, the story that surrounds the abandoned hotel are mind-boggling. The colossal project that this eccentric architect never finished keeps multiple secrets about ghosts, crimes, and suicides yet to be resolved.
Until now, the rumors about the ghost of Saldaña, or the girl in room 103, have kept many away from the building.
Would you be able to go beyond these walls?
This hotel is located in the famous Colony of the Doctors (Mexico), and, according to the rumors, in addition to being a colossal and overwhelming place, it is also a really sinister building.
Some of the stories that are told about it refer to Fernando Saldaña Galván, its owner, and its architect. Apparently, Fernando hung himself after murdering his children and his wife; He had become bankruptcy due to debts that he had accumulated to construct the building.
If you look at the building from the street, you will see a completely normal facade that has fallen into remarkable disrepair. The location is not anything special, just beside the hotel, you can see a multitude of food stalls and crowded streets.
However, once you cross the threshold of the entrance, you will feel like a huge shiver runs down your entire back. At that time you will be located in front of an entire work of art, a piece of architecture that is both fantastic and disturbing.
Despite the property being uninhabited for years, the neighbors claim that during early mornings they hear shuddering cries coming from the building.
This amazing and huge piece of art was born of the imagination of its owner, Fernando Saldaña Galván. At first, it was intended as a residence and hotel for artists and intellectuals of the time, as the Spanish engineer in charge of its design was an art lover.
It is a place that combines icons of Greek mythology with characters of the Mexican Revolution, creating a collage of different ideas that could surprise anyone.
A well-known architect said: “It is a work of art that makes no sense, perhaps even to the point of schizophrenia, however, that does not mean its a lack of genius“.
Unfortunately, “Inn of The Sun” the name of the hotel, was opened to the public for only 8 months.
There are two main theories that explain why The Posada del Sol had such a short life.
The first version states that emerging problems due to debts generated resulted in them being unable to finish this work of art. These debts were so significant that even the architect, who was the regent of the city at that time, could not cope. And in his desperation, he decided to redirect public funds to the monument with the hope that the government would not become aware.
The second theory has a lot to do with the war policy among the predecessors of Saldaña, who did everything possible to destroy their opponent. And the last theory says that it has much to do with Freemasonry.
Those who agree with this version tend to emphasize the symbolism that is hidden within the building (repetitions of the number 33, pentagrams, virgins, pregnant women, and a cryptic alphabet refers to the esotericism).
But that’s not the whole story because its facilities were used for other purposes.
Apparently, the place was also the headquarters of the National Institute of Community Development and Rural Housing (IDECO), the National Indigenous Institute (INI), the office of the Prosecutor of the State of D. F. (PGJDF) and the National System for Integral Development Family (DIF).
One of the legends says that in the 60 years, when that building housed the offices of the National Institute for Community Development and Rural Housing, a little girl got lost in the child care facilities for employees.
After many fruitless efforts to find the child, her body was found in one of the cellars hidden in the building.
From that moment on, the spirit of the girl started to wander through the building to surprise a few visitors who dare to enter the place. Apparently, there is an altar that was built at the place where her body was found.
The room where the altar is located has a small door that forces you to enter with a low crouch. In its walls, you can see different drawings, cartoons, doodles, sentences with errors, etc.
In the back of the hall, is the altar. It shows the dress she was wearing, hanging over a table with all kinds of gifts. You can also see lots of candies, toys, photos, flowers, and candles.
There is another altar in another room that’s locked from the inside by a huge pile of rubble. In this place, you can find a multitude of heads of old dolls.
In the back of the wall that separates this second altar room from the girl’s room, there is a small niche and a wooden cross that decorates the tomb.
The chapel is the only place in The Inn of the Sun, which does not seem to be abandoned. However, it is just as creepy as the tunnels.
The room has two floors. In addition, it contains a dome decorated with frescoes and windows, oval, translucent marble.
The altar is made of marble, creating an enormous stone monument in a single piece with a dark cross.
We can also find on the floor of the basilica the drawing of a large pentagram: a five-pointed star that extends over the entire surface, built with the same type of marble as the windows.
Under the star and behind the altar is hidden a complex system of pipes, which would suggest that in the past could have been lit from below, or that could have been carrying out gory rituals and the pipes would have been used to clean the floor.
Twelve statues of owls with eyes made of precious gems keep watch from the heights the stay decorated with signs of the zodiac. On the second floor, there is a door (now walled up) that leads directly to the main rooms of the hotel. Possibly the place where Mr. Saldaña lived.
According to feature stories, human bones and skulls of 40 people were found hidden between the double walls of the tunnels.
There are people who believe that they performed human sacrifice rituals in The Inn of the Sun. However, it could also be a test of something much darker: executions during the student demonstrations of the 70’s.
It is obvious that there is no evidence on this latter theory, but it is very likely that Black Durazo (head of police in 1976-1982, known for multiple counts of corruption, extortion, smuggling, etc) and people used the tunnels for confining and torturing many young people who have disappeared during a dark chapter in Mexican history.
The fact that the building is located close to the court facilities in the geographical center of the city and, once inside, it is impossible to be tracked or detected from the outside, turns this place into a perfect prison.
The future of The Posada Del Sol is not safe. It has been abandoned and some of the buildings have been demolished. However, there are those who say that this place will be renovated and that a new art center will be implemented there.
Whatever the correct theory, probably we will keep receiving more and more stories of the people who work there, or at least of the visitors.
It is a place with a history so dark and mysterious and there is no way for us to go there alone. Are you brave enough to visit the most remote corners of this building?
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