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“Opera !” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palacio de Bellas Artes

Palacio de Bellas Artes
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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at...
Ranked #2 of 482 things to do in Mexico City
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Owner description: This historic white marble building serves as both the city's top performance hall and an art museum.
Atlanta
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“Opera !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Beautiful building. The opera house is in the European style - horseshoe shaped - with boxes lining the two long sides all the way up many floors. The visibility in the boxes varies - better as you get closer towards the center of the hall.

The acoustics are good, not excellent. But it is a wonderful experience nonetheless.

Dress was everything from tux and evening dress to blue jeans and casual shirts.

Visited November 2013
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“A Centre Piece”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

If you were setting a table called Mexico then this would have to be the "centre piece"; adjacent to Alameda Plaza Park. This is a must see, although I never whent to an exhibit there I did step inside and considering how old this buiding is it is in excellent condition and it is obvious that the City of Mexico treasures it.

Visited September 2013
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“If not seeing a performance it's much better from the outside...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Given how stunning it is from the outside we were expecting a lot more when we went inside. However it looked like a cheap hotel lobby with maroon marble and chintzy gold. Not much to see or to look at.
Worth visiting the box office though to see if there's anything you fancy going to see - an orchestral performance of Strauss was on when we were there - the cheapest tickets were £10.
There is a giant metal spider statue outside of the building - about 10 metres high - that was impressive.

Visited November 2013
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“Like opening the chocolate box - plain outside but what delights inside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

Very plain and ordinary building but inside......art decor/art noveau abounds. Pink marble floors, columns, even green marble walls/floors in the female toilets - 3 floors of delightful decor. The lights, ceiling, doors all beautifully adorned. The stage screen is make up of a million glass tiles specifically created by Tiffany's that when different colour lights hit it - well, you need to see it, Terrific book store - all in spanish but still beautiful books. When so much of Mexico looks beaten down this is a real monument to how grand Mexico once was.

Visited October 2013
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“Stunning Architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is an impressive building that begs to be admired. The domes make a fascinating landmark to the city and the architecture is incredible. The marble interior is magnificent. Definitely try seeing a show here because the glass curtain with the volcanic mountain scenery alone is wonderful. I love theatres but this one is fabulous. It is brilliant to wander around outside also. Do cross the road and take time to admire the interior of the old Post Office opposite which houses the first elevator in Mexico City.

Visited November 2013
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