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House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos)

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Address: Francisco I. Madero 4 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06500 Ciudad de México, Mexico
Phone Number: 5-518-6676
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Description: This beautiful 16th-century house is covered with tiles, a symbol of...
This beautiful 16th-century house is covered with tiles, a symbol of success in the colonial era.
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Lots of History and Culture

I have always enjoyed going here. The murals by Diego Rivera, the tiles, and even the architecture of the building itself make for a great place to stop by. It is free to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
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San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I have always enjoyed going here. The murals by Diego Rivera, the tiles, and even the architecture of the building itself make for a great place to stop by. It is free to see, unless you choose to sit down for a meal of some great cuisine. I like the Chilaquiles, but there are many great options.

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Odessa, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This place is iconic in Mexico City. Beautiful inside and out its a nice building where inside you can see a mural by Jose Clemente orozco. Its a Sanborns cafe that serves regular food year round but if you want to go inside you can enjoy a great hot chocolate with a piece of "Pan Dulce" part of Mexico's history.

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Elbert, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There were very few restaurants open on Christmas Day. Our concierge suggested we try the Sanborn restaurant in the Casa de los Azulejos. The restaurant was located in what once was a palace built in 1793. The building was converted from a house to a restaurant and shops but retained much of its old character. The walls in the lower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were hungry and tired when we arrived in DF. This place was very festively decorated. The food and wassail (they called ponche) were delicious. Check out the Orozco mural framing bathroom entrance. Oh, the wassail had a sugar cane stirring stick.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

It is cool to eat in the same place where Zapata's rebels likely had their first encounter with civilization. And the food, while a bit on the bland side, is good.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The building was initially the residence of a wealthy family in Mexico City. The decorations are well preserved, but it now houses a restaurant and the Sanbarns shop. The house itself is beautiful - colourful tiles, murals and paintings. Worth going in if you're in the neighbourhood.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This building is amazing both from the outside and the inside part of it, with the plus that you can look around while having your food and/or drinks... We were walking around the Mexico City downtown area, visiting the Zocalo and Bellas Artes, so stopping at this place was a great way to relax and get some energy to keep... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Amazing place with a breathtaking decor, the food in the main patio is just an amazing experience. A must when you visit Mexico City Downtown

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The outside of this amazing originally private residence which is now a Sandborn's department store is absolutely eye candy but the real thrill is eating in the dining room. The food is definitely not anything to write home about but being there is like being on a set from some Masterpiece Theatre period piece from the 1920s with everything original.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A nice opportunity to visit a historic monument while you replenish yourself. The tiles ( as all interior decor) are worth a visit, but as a stop along your way to other attractions. And do not expect to delight all your senses equally! Even so, worth a try!

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