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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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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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Beautiful building, well worth a visit.

From the tiled exterior, past the displays of merchandise and on to either the ground floor cafe and bar or the first floor restaurant, this huge building is worth seeing. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
MelTee1960
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Melbourne, Australia
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The recent rejuvenation of the Centro Historico and pedestrianization of Calle Madero somehow bypassed this important landmark. The once-majestic exterior is in need of a good scrubbing; its trademark blue tiles are covered with dirt and in a bad state of repair. It's still worth a quick look inside the Sanborn's restaurant for a view of the more refurbished interior... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Why? The food is just ok, what is really worth going in there for is the building, it's really beautiful! You need to have a look at both of the floors and the two different exits (one to Tacuba street and the other to 5 de Mayo street). As I said, I've been there -and not only in this particular... More 

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Thank Maria P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tiles are definitely pretty but its probably not worth stopping to eat inside. Just go through the store and restaurant to see it. Pay a couple pesos to use clean nice bathrooms if you like

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Sun City West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe Trip Advisor needs to integrate these reviews under one heading. It is confusing for those attempting to review and for those looking for reviews to have them separated under different headings. I wrote a complete review,but it is listed under Sanborn's Casa de los Azulejos.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic courtyard with a baroque fountain. Food is great and Sunburn's is always convenient. Love it' location in the Centro.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the tiled exterior, past the displays of merchandise and on to either the ground floor cafe and bar or the first floor restaurant, this huge building is worth seeing. There are wall and ceiling murals to be seen, music to be heard and history to be soaked up. Just a short stroll from Bella Arts, you can wander through... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is not spectacular but it´s a traditional place in Mexico City and you can enjoy the atmosphere.

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Hradec Kralove Region, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This house took my breath away. For me it is like the essence of Mexico inserted into one house. Beautiful.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Our private tour company suggested we eat lunch here on our first day in the capital. What a fantastic building that dates back to the 16th century. We ate a three-course lunch in a courtyard, entertained by a grand piano, for $10. The food was very good, but the atmosphere and the wait staff in costume were incredible. After lunch,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Mexicos most famous sanburns restaurant, it got a little bit touristical due to its central position, but still prices and service as in any of carlos slims sunborns restaurant chain.

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Staying in Centro Historico

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.