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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
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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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See the Mexican Muralists

The exterior is divine, and the interior offers the chance to see the Big Three of Mexican muralists, including the infamous mural by Diego Rivera that was, fortunately, recreated... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exterior is divine, and the interior offers the chance to see the Big Three of Mexican muralists, including the infamous mural by Diego Rivera that was, fortunately, recreated here after its rejection by Nelson Rockefeller in New York. The top floor also offers temporary exhibitions and, it seems, so do some of the second-floor galleries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Palacio is a magnificent building but the real attraction is the murals--especially Rivera's. It would require days to puzzle out the meaning of every figure and detail. Magnificent!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The exterior of the building is very beautiful. There are tours to see the interior of the building. I highly recommend taking the tours. The only problem is that there was no English tour when I visited. There is also an organic architecture museum on the top floor.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Centrally located in Mexico city Palacio de bellas Artes is considered the most beautiful building in Mexico City. It hosts opera house, permanent exposition of famous murals of several revolutionary artists including Diego Riviera, and has several temporary exhibitions. The venue is free. We visited on Sunday, so it was quite crowded. It looked like several student were there in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful mural exhibits with good explanations of history and context. On the top floor is an architecture exhibit which is also very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Culture great art exhibit and beutiful building structure. Must see. Eve. If you don't go inside on time it's well worth to go see the structure of this beutiful building structure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing structure, and worth going inside to view the architecture and especially the ceiling. We did not visit the exhibitions as it was near closing time when we entered.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The murals a large surreal depictions of life in periods of change and struggles by famous artists dedicated to Mexico,s independence and cultural identity.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beside the huge walls with Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros art, nothing special on the few available exhibitions Should be free instead of paying a fee

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on 1/11/2017. Bellas Artes is beautiful inside and outside. We were allowed to enter the building. The decor is beautiful. We didn't buy museum tickets.

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