Palacio de Bellas Artes
Palacio de Bellas Artes
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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This historic white marble building serves as both the city's top performance hall and an art museum.
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Neighborhood: Cuauhtémoc District
How to get there
  • Bellas Artes • 2 min walk
  • San Juan de Letrán • 5 min walk
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  • Ayla P
    Killeen, Texas13 contributions
    Get there early!
    The lines & crowds were crazy in the afternoon. It cost $70 pesos per person (about $4 USD) and there were employees throughout the museum controlling access to different sections so that it wasn't too crazy within each exhibit. There were a ton of food, craft, and souvenir vendors in the plaza and surrounding streets. A very crowded but fun area to experience.
    Visited January 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 4, 2020
  • Geoffrey T
    Valle de Bravo, Mexico18 contributions
    Interesting murals in a jewel of a building
    We took about an hour to visit the inside of Bellas Artes and admire the murals on the upstairs floors. The ticket price for admission (70 pesos) is, perhaps, a bit high but there is no time limit to the visit and there is a cafe and other temporary exhibitions to enjoy. Apart from admiring the Art Deco architecture, the main interest are the Diego Rivera murals which do not disappoint, there is so much detail to enjoy and clues to identify. There and the other murals speak of human history and ‘progress’, including man’s inhumanity to man, but somehow with an optimistic message. Definitely worth seeing as good examples of the Mexican mural tradition. Sadly, the auditorium is not open to visitors, but is worth a visit if you can catch a concert or other event.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 23, 2020
  • Jarko2015
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,757 contributions
    Multi purpose art deco building
    There are concerts here in the main auditorium, but even if you don't want to visit for a show, the building itself is well worth seeing. It's an art deco wonder and contains some great artworks. It also contains some that aren't worth bothering about. It costs MPs 70 to visit just the building itself and it's cash only. However, every Sunday, the palace is free to visit for everyone, although this is quite tiring in itself. It will be very busy. You will need to queue to get a free ticket at the box office inside the building, then join the queue for the entrance to the upper floors. On the day I visited, the queue stretched outside the building and around the corner. It took 90 minutes from arrival until I was ascending the stairs. Once at the top of the stairs, there is another line for security and that took 45 minutes. You cannot bring bags inside with you, so leave them in the cloakroom on the ground floor to avoid being sent back after all this lengthy queuing. Once through all this, there is then a queue for whatever exhibition is currently running. That took another 30 minutes. It turned out to be a very boring exhibit about Zapatta in February 2020. The open plan space has all the Diego Rivera murals on multiple floors and there's also an exhibit about the building of the city metro system on the top floor. For a free visit, this was all well worth it. I'm not sure even the very small normal fee charge is. It's the building you come to see, especially if you are a fan of art deco.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 3, 2020
  • murali8121
    Kochi (Cochin), India790 contributions
    Bellas Artes, Mexico City
    Open from 10.00 to 5.00 Tue to Sun, it is free to visit except to visit the museum/ exhibits upstairs for which tickets are available at 70 pesos. This was built right in the heart of the city in 1904-34 as a venue for performances. The famous ballet folklorico de Mexico perform here twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays for which tickets can be purchased during day time at the venue which works out cheaper than online purchase
    Visited January 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 28, 2020
  • Hassan H
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,204 contributions
    Beautiful Building
    An iconic building in the heart of Mexico city. Very beautiful architecture and classic decorations inside. At day time you can see how nice is this building and at night you can enjoy the beautiful lightings of it which giving it more beauty.
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 14, 2020
  • Ali921
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom1,360 contributions
    Unfortunately too crowded when we went
    I think we visited on the wrong day. It was raining so everyone wanted to do something inside so it was packed out and far too crowded to enjoy. It's impressive but we recommend going when it's not raining you'll see more. You won't learn anymore than you will see elsewhere we felt.
    Visited January 2020
    Written February 8, 2020
  • abroadwithashley
    Minneapolis, Minnesota1,358 contributions
    Partially Open
    So the museum inside here is closed as of August 2021. The price is still the same. You have the ability to walk inside, walk around the atrium on two floors, and then leave. Twenty minutes at a stretch. Best part was observing a museum-goer animatedly speaking to one of the docents trying to ascertain if this really was all that was here and how to most immediately receive their admission price back. We enjoyed the murals and decor, but it definitely wasn't worth the cost.
    Visited August 2021
    Written August 21, 2021
  • George S
    Miami Beach, Florida1,086 contributions
    Great Murals
    The exterior of this art museum is magnificent and a must-see in itself. However, as of early October 2021 all of its galleries were closed for viewing except for the murals covering the interior walls of its various floors. This was blamed on COVID , which I still cannot figure out. Nevertheless, the murals in themselves were worth the cost of admission (Mex$75). They were marvelous and included ones by Rivera, Siqueiros, Orozco, Camarena et al. The interior architecture was also very beautiful. Overall, even with the significant closure of the various galleries, I would still recommend a visit.
    Visited October 2021
    Traveled solo
    Written October 9, 2021
  • Ode to A
    76 contributions
    Not all that great.
    I was expecting a lot more. All they had when we went was a Zapata exhibit which was just different artists tributes to Zapata, all different styles of painting Zapata. I could care less about it really. They had a little box of dirt which was supposedly from the place Zapata fell when he was shot and it literally had trash in it like pieces of plastic straws and whatnot. They also had some murals that were cool but it only took 6 minutes tops to walk all the way around looking at the murals. They did have a little table where you could make your own linoleum block stamp for free and I thought that was the best part about the whole dang place.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 14, 2020
  • Chris B
    Boise, Idaho683 contributions
    Just OK
    Visited on a weekend as part of the things we wanted to see while at the park. It was a beautiful castle and very well-maintained. Spent about 20 minutes here. Each room is filled with artifacts from the area that it was built. Be prepared to have your bags searched. They allow absolutely no food or snacks and we’re taking everybody’s that wanted to enter. Know that if you’re over 60 you can get in for free even if you’re not a Mexican citizen.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 5, 2020
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murali8121
Kochi (Cochin), India790 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Open from 10.00 to 5.00 Tue to Sun, it is free to visit except to visit the museum/ exhibits upstairs for which tickets are available at 70 pesos. This was built right in the heart of the city in 1904-34 as a venue for performances. The famous ballet folklorico de Mexico perform here twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays for which tickets can be purchased during day time at the venue which works out cheaper than online purchase
Written January 28, 2020
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Hassan H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,204 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
An iconic building in the heart of Mexico city.
Very beautiful architecture and classic decorations inside.
At day time you can see how nice is this building and at night you can enjoy the beautiful lightings of it which giving it more beauty.
Written March 14, 2020
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,360 contributions
Jan 2020
I think we visited on the wrong day. It was raining so everyone wanted to do something inside so it was packed out and far too crowded to enjoy. It's impressive but we recommend going when it's not raining you'll see more. You won't learn anymore than you will see elsewhere we felt.
Written February 8, 2020
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,358 contributions
Aug 2021
So the museum inside here is closed as of August 2021. The price is still the same. You have the ability to walk inside, walk around the atrium on two floors, and then leave. Twenty minutes at a stretch. Best part was observing a museum-goer animatedly speaking to one of the docents trying to ascertain if this really was all that was here and how to most immediately receive their admission price back. We enjoyed the murals and decor, but it definitely wasn't worth the cost.
Written August 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

George S
Miami Beach, FL1,086 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
The exterior of this art museum is magnificent and a must-see in itself. However, as of early October 2021 all of its galleries were closed for viewing except for the murals covering the interior walls of its various floors. This was blamed on COVID , which I still cannot figure out. Nevertheless, the murals in themselves were worth the cost of admission (Mex$75). They were marvelous and included ones by Rivera, Siqueiros, Orozco, Camarena et al. The interior architecture was also very beautiful. Overall, even with the significant closure of the various galleries, I would still recommend a visit.
Written October 9, 2021
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Ode to A
76 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I was expecting a lot more. All they had when we went was a Zapata exhibit which was just different artists tributes to Zapata, all different styles of painting Zapata. I could care less about it really. They had a little box of dirt which was supposedly from the place Zapata fell when he was shot and it literally had trash in it like pieces of plastic straws and whatnot. They also had some murals that were cool but it only took 6 minutes tops to walk all the way around looking at the murals. They did have a little table where you could make your own linoleum block stamp for free and I thought that was the best part about the whole dang place.
Written February 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Chris B
Boise, ID683 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited on a weekend as part of the things we wanted to see while at the park. It was a beautiful castle and very well-maintained. Spent about 20 minutes here. Each room is filled with artifacts from the area that it was built. Be prepared to have your bags searched. They allow absolutely no food or snacks and we’re taking everybody’s that wanted to enter. Know that if you’re over 60 you can get in for free even if you’re not a Mexican citizen.
Written March 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SteveBasha
Pattaya, Thailand30 contributions
May 2022
One of the most beautiful performance venue in the world. Highly recommend visiting for a cultural event since the interior can only be seen by purchasing a ticket. The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico is good but very pricey. The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México is a better option classical music fans but has infrequent concerts.
Written May 21, 2022
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Tranquilo L
Drake Bay, Costa Rica33 contributions
Jul 2021
The palacio is beautiful from outside and you can just enter and take picture of the inside but not worth spending the 140 pesos to visit as they only have the second floor and 10 murals available to see.
All galleries are currently closed or in process and they don't let you know when you pay the tickets..so really not worth it at this time
Written July 16, 2021
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David D
Louisville, KY74 contributions
May 2019
You shouldn't miss the Palacio de Bellas Artes if you're touring Mexico City. It's a wonderful piece of architecture from the outside, so check it out while you're at the Alameda. Better yet, get tickets to the Ballet Folklorico or some other music event to enjoy it at its best.
Written February 11, 2020
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