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Museo Antiguo Palacio de Iturbide

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Address: Madero 17, Mexico City 06010, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-5-225-0247
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Built in the 18th century, this large home provides visitors a look a...

Built in the 18th century, this large home provides visitors a look a traditional baroque architecture.

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always surprising and marvelous

Banamex has transformed the palace of Mexico's first (but not last) dictator into an essential space for large temporary exhibits designed to showcase Mexican culture throughout... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
Kirk E
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Banamex has transformed the palace of Mexico's first (but not last) dictator into an essential space for large temporary exhibits designed to showcase Mexican culture throughout the ages. A current exhibit on Mexican fashion from the 40s to the present is jaw-dropping in both the display of wardrobe on offer and its reminder that Mexico has made important contributions to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Stumbled in on a beautiful fashion show and saw as much of the building as possible and we were delighted! A wonderfully rich 18th century Mexican palace.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We spent 7 weeks tooling around North America last September/October/November, and I am still doing TripAdvisor reviews as I edit my 3,000-odd photos. As a consequence, I'm having trouble remembering exactly where this museum/palace/gallery was so that I can tell you, because you simply must visit. However, I can tell you that, in terms of the order I took photos,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The building itself makes the visit worthwhile. Additionaly the exposition by Javier Marín: " Terra: La materia como idea" displays amazing modern sculptures. The placeis also know as Palacio de Cultura Banamex.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This building is one of the most amazing colonial structures i the city and houses top quality art installations. It is also free to the public. Tis really should not be missed.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Lovely bulding containing very modern works of art. But the central courtyard is beautiful. The building itself is worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Every bank that owns an ancient and beautiful baroque building such as this one should take off with its checks, bills and staff and leave the place for art, as Banamex did with Palacio de Iturbide, a magnificent palace built in 1779-1785 where once lived Agustin de Iturbide. Today the imposing courtyard, surrounded by stone columns, houses temporary art exhibits,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

A huge two-story elegant building with revolving exhibitions. Larger than life sculptures of horses and humans, sometimes grotesque, by Javier Marin dominated the space. Stunning work. Entry free on Sunday.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I walked by this place and wasn't sure what to make of it. I peaked a little closer and noticed that it was an art museum. At that point I walked into it, not sure if it was a free museum. The doorman stopped me, mentioned something I didn't understand and then pointed me in. It seems like it had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Liked it so much, stunning building and Mathias Goeritz expo is awesome!!! And best part, was for free!!! So it's a must!!!

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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.