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Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Address: Avenida Juarez y Eje Central s/n | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06050, Mexico
Phone Number: 51 30 09 00 ext. 2528
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This historic white marble building serves as both the city's top...

This historic white marble building serves as both the city's top performance hall and an art museum.

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Beautiful Art Déco Building

The building is beautiful and grand. It does not take long to view the building, the interior and even grab a bite to eat / visit the book store. They have an ATM, which is great... read more

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The building is beautiful and grand. It does not take long to view the building, the interior and even grab a bite to eat / visit the book store. They have an ATM, which is great cause there was no line! This was my #1 place to visit and I enjoyed it greatly.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the places visitors and locals must see in Mexico city!! Beautiful Architecture, exhibitions, concerts, dances, etc. The Palace is easily reached by public transport; it has a Subway station next to it (Bellas Artes), bus lines, taxis and parking garage! You can get Awesome pictures from the coffee shop at the top of the building infront of it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have the time, I think the best way to see this museum is to take several short trips. That way you can spend the appropriate amount of time learning about and appreciating the amazing collection without getting burnt out. Check the website because it's often free. Really stunning works.

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Chittenango, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an outstanding performance. The music and dancing was superb! It was a beautiful time travel through Mexico's cultural history.

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Mililani Town, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have never been to Europe so I have not much to compare this majestic building to. I think is impressive. What elegance. The murals there Orozco and Siqueiros are a must see. I am no great art connoisseur but you do not need to be to feel the bravery of Siqueiros murals. They exude grit and courage I love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Am I in Paris? People may disagree, but at least for me, Palacio de Bellas Artes is perhaps Mexico City's most beautiful building inside and out! Because its construction faced some interruptions, Bellas Artes was completed as a chimera of various architectural styles including Neoclassical to Art Deco, and the result is this uniquely beautiful wonder that can parallel with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous building, Seeing the Diego Rivera mural is worth the price of admission. We had a good lunch in the cafe as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go and see the Folk Lorico dancing in this beautiful old building - one of the best in Mexico City. The exterior and interior are amazing. The dancing and music is professionally presented and well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We attended a Ballet Folkloric de Mexico at this theatre and it was a fabulous experience. The building is majestic inside and out, and the performance was fantastic. You will enjoy this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited "El Palacio" many times recently, to see the Folkloric Mexican Ballet and an exposition of Toulouse Lautrec. In both cases the experience was great. It is worth visiting the bookstore, it does have a good variety of art books.

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