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Palacio de Bellas Artes

Avenida Juarez y Eje Central s/n | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06050, Mexico
51 30 09 00 ext. 2528
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Ranked #6 of 292 Attractions in Mexico City
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Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: This historic white marble building serves as both the city's top performance hall and an art museum.
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building, but the exhibits were okay....best were the murals, otherwise to be honest I can't remember anything else I saw....

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Cuernavaca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 the Palace of Fine Arts celebrates its 80th anniversary with a gala anniversary concert by the National Symphony Orchestra directed by Carlos Miguel Prieto. Beethoven's 9th symphony is on the program. This is just an example of the type of events that are scheduled. Just visiting the beautiful building, the murals, the gift and book... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I did not have the opportunity to go inside, but the building is even more beautiful in real life. It's also a short walk from the historical centre, so it is really worth the visit!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Artifact of times gone by, beautiful building, impressive hallway/rooms. Some large murals available for viewing (at a cost) on the upper floors; works include Diego Rivera.

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Athens, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

An amazing architectural arts performance building, inside and out. Stunning to look at and be inside of. Don't miss the incredible Alameda Park that is on the backside of Bellas Artes. It is a huge, safe, clean, modern but historical park that is a refuge from the hustle and bustle of this metropolitan city.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have seen the museum from outsite. It was holiday and I havent visited because the militar parade was suposed to start.Its a wonderful place from outside and very beautifil

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Lanai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Mexico's principal opera house is an architectural masterpiece inside and out. Construction started circa 1900 and took 34 years to complete due to interruptions related to the Mexican Revolution. Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles adorn the inside of this amazing Fine Arts Palace and the cupola is just breathtaking!

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New York, NY.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Octavio Paz selection of artists and works was a thrill to see and the building itself is unrivaled among public spaces...what a treat to see the work of Mexico's most famous moralists.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I came here to see Diego Rivera's most famous murals, but was disappointed to find few of his works are permanently housed here. Otherwise, an incredibly breathtaking building, and the ability to see and learn about other Mexican artists made it definitely worth the visit, but there could have been some improvements. 1st, the staff could be more well versed... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were short of time when we entered the building, but we had to see the marble on the first floor. A quick trip to the second floor murals was enjoyable too, and we have plans to return when time allows.

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