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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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Beautiful!!

This museum is worth visiting if you like revolutionary art. The best view of the museum building is from the cafeteria located across the street on the top floor of the Sears... read more

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is worth visiting if you like revolutionary art. The best view of the museum building is from the cafeteria located across the street on the top floor of the Sears store.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful building, loved the architecture. The location wasn't very nice, though. Centro was lacking. This would be a really nice place to see a performance, but it didn't seem like there was enough to see to warrant a trip in itself.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice museum if you are into wall paintings and revolutionary arts. Not so good for small kids as many of the paintings is a bit brutal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a performance of the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico in this magnificent building. The dancing, costumes and music give you a flavor of Mexican culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is probably the most beautiful theater in the Americas---and in immaculate condition. It's a perfectly preserved Beaux-Artes jewel on the outside with some of the best murals in Mexico on the inside. Don't miss out on Diego Rivera's "Man at the Crossroads" Mural on the third floor which is a version of the famous mural that got pained over... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building is stunning. Only the lobby and upper floor mural display areas were open. I wish that the theater had been open too. There are many famous murals with many celebrating the tragic upheavals of a country torn apart by conquest and internal unrest. The murals generally displayed a bias towards communistic and socialist ideals - an interesting perspective... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will be blown away by the collection of local and international exhibits on display. Incredible collection of murals from Diego Rivera.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The incredible murals are amazing but also the Grand Art Deco building. Best to take the elevator to the top floor and walk down. A great cultural experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited it on Monday which are closed and had to go back on Tuesday. Very nice place to visit and very central to the Casa Azul and Zocalo if your interested in walking a lot.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Palacio is beautiful from the outside and I found a neat little nick nack in their gift shop. But we decided against touring the upper floors. You need to buy tickets to do so and they do not allow stollers, the elevator doesn't work and our son was cranky. It is worth it to walk in and check out... More 

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