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Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

Violeta 31, Mexico City 06300, Mexico
+52 55 5526 7805
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Ranked #3 of 290 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ballets
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The company used to be based at the Bellas Artes theatre in Mexico City, but now performs at various venues around town. Go here for details and... more »
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was a great way to spend an evening and experience the National Theatre. It was a very wide range of national music and dances and had plenty of "wow" moments. Costumes were beautiful! And the cast had incredible energy and skill, I highly recommend this for a night on the town.

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Miami, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved the music and the dancers. I had seen it last 26 years ago...and still remember some scenes. It gives you an idea of the rich musical heritage Mexico has.

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Perth, Western Australia
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37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We are not always fans of folkloric activities but once we had seen the magnificent Palacio de Bellas Artes from outside and had done some research on the Ballet, we decided this was worth the time and cost to take the risk and book. We were not disappointed! The Palacio is as grand and beautiful inside as it is from... More

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Staten Island, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

You can't go to Mexico City and not see the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. We purchased our tickets through ticket master.com.mx prior to leaving from NYC. We had the first row, dead center. WOW!!!. I have seen the company several times in NYC, but seeing them in the beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes was amazing. As always, the show was... More

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California
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A good chunk of what makes this attraction the hit that it is the way over the top costumes. Unless you are seated upfront, beg, borrow or stealcopera glasses or binoculars.

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Hyderabad
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

What's great about a performance of the Ballet Folklorico is seeing the inside of the Belles Artes building. Now that's a wow. But the dances seem something out of the 1950's and just a bit too cute for my taste. Buy the cheapest ticket (300 pesos) which puts you in the top balcony. You're closer to the decorated ceiling and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was the #1 activity on my list, when we decided to explore Mexico City. The theatre is so impressive, as mentioned in other reviews; but the true beauty of the evening was provided by the dedicated musicians and dance artists!

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Cuernavaca
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just before the performance begins there is the light show of the Tiffany Glass curtain that features the two volcanoes visible from Mexico City on a clear day - Popocatepetl and Ixtlaccihuatl. Be sure to be in your seat at least ten minutes before show time. Different regions of Mexico are represented in the dances performed. The music, costumes and... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Went with my Mexican girlfriend last night and had a wonderful evening. This talented expansive troupe display the many traditional dances and music covered across all of the states of Mexico. My girlfriend explained each one to me as it unfolded but i would have been entertained without this additional knowledge. We were right in the gods and still had... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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39 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you like dance, this is a very complete show with many types of traditional dances from all around the country. Amalia Hernandez, the choreographer, started years ago and perfected every single dance style in Mexico.

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