Palacio de Bellas Artes
Palacio de Bellas Artes
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
This historic white marble building serves as both the city's top performance hall and an art museum.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Cuauhtémoc District
How to get there
  • Bellas Artes • 2 min walk
  • San Juan de Letrán • 5 min walk
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  • MargaretNicole
    San Francisco, California364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building, fantastic show
    We went to see the folkloric dance performance again this visit to Mexico City, and again, it was amazing. This building is lovely, especially the dome and the Tiffany glass curtain, and the folkloric dance performances are just perfect- every dance spectacular, every performer perfect, wonderful music! You'll love it. So to pick up the tickets, go to the store Mixup, which has a ticketmaster booth. Don't wait till evening when there might be a line. You have to take your passport or ID? and also the card you purchased the tickets with, and also, the purchase record number. And maybe a permission letter from your Mom? Anyway, you have to do all that to get the paper tickets, no virtual ones, no pick up at the theater, but the shop is close to the zocalo, so easy to find.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • FamilyofFiveSF
    San Mateo, California155 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Neoclassical architecture wonder full of iconic murals
    This stunning building has both amazing murals by Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, and Manuel Lozano that are "must see" artwork but the interior of the building is fabulous homage to art deco. Also, don't miss the Ballet Folklorico on Sunday Mornings. It was not touristy or kitchy but a vibrant display of traditional folk dance and mariachi music.
    Visited May 2023
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Adam W
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Murals!
    We visited and bought tickets to the museum mostly just to see the murals. The museum exhibits themselves were maybe not our thing, but this was definitely worth the visit to see the incredible murals and the building itself. Tickets were cash only but quite affordable. Would definitely come back to see a show in the theatre on another visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 18, 2023
  • deanminerd
    Los Angeles, California5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to see if you're in the area - wouldn't make a special trip
    Lovely building. If you buy tix you can go to the upper two floors where you can see great murals and some other installations. They were working on the interior ceiling so the dome was a bit obstructed by the safety materials between the 2nd and 3rd floor.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • WorldTravellerSoon
    Canada378 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing building
    We went to the museum during the day where there was protest. The whole building and its garden were surrounded by tall steel fence to prevent damage caused by protestors. Ticket is MXN$60 and they accept only cash. We stored our backpack at the storage with no charge. The interior of the building is of Art Deco style. Exhibitions were displayed on the 2 upper levels. There are also murals throughout the buildings. After visiting the museum, we went to the upper levels of Sears building to take pictures of the museum.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • ksufan88
    Wichita, Kansas6,280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed the murals on the 2nd floor and Architecture exhibit on the 3rd floor
    If you are 60 or older, you can try showing your ID at the ticket office to get a free admission ticket. That worked for us, but I’ve been told that it depends on the ticket clerk. Be aware they don’t allow bottles of water into the museum. The mostly modern art exhibits on the 1st and 2nd floor didn’t interest us much, but at least the rooms were small. The large murals on the 2nd floor were very interesting especially if you scanned the QR code on a nearby sign to get in depth explanations of each mural. The 3rd floor was possibly the most interesting to me since it had historical pictures and drawings of what the Mexico City area has looked like over the years.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 25, 2024
  • Stennis A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to pass time
    I've visited a few museums in my young live haven't traveled all over Europe, Africa, and Asia, but I must say this is up there. Frankly, I didn't expect it to be so amazing and easily accessible and friendly staff. Very well priced. I recommend it.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 27, 2024
  • kleic
    San Antonio, Texas1,075 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Diego Rivera and So Much More!
    I had always wanted to see Diego Rivera's recreation of the mural he originally designed for Rockefeller Center (a crazy store; look it up if you don't know about it!) but I had no idea all the other treasures I'd find here! The building is extraordinary and the murals, by the "big three" and others, have to be seen to be believed. The day I was there I lucked into an amazing photography exhibit on the top floor as well. Don't let the crowds or the stairs intimidate you: this place is amazing and well, well worth a visit!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 6, 2024
  • Andy F
    Devizes, United Kingdom1,252 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Building
    This is a magnificent building, which stands out amidst the hustle and bustle of MC's streets. It stands alone with a magnificent golden cupola. Inside the lobby (which some people have said looks like an American bank) there is plenty of Art Deco detailing on the walls and staircases. You can see most of the interesting bits from the lobby (which is free to enter).
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 14, 2024
  • bigwavejames
    169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    really beautiful spot
    Gorgeous building inside and out. Throw in the murals/art.... winner. Plus, very busy park right next to it. Great for enjoying a picnic, people watching, book market, etc.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 31, 2024
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murali8121
Kochi (Cochin), India801 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 Emirates2,163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK1,458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, MN1,724 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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George S
Miami Beach, FL1,614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Chris B
Boise, ID677 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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SteveBasha
Pattaya, Thailand35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 Rica65 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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, KY82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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