House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos), Mexico City

Visit House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos) to see the famous exterior of this 18th-century palace. Outside, take time to appreciate the famous facade, where blue and white tiles encompass three sides of the building. Note the carved stone frames of the windows, balconies, and doors, and head to the main courtyard to view a fountain surrounded by highly decorated columns. Built by the Count del Valle de Orizaba family, today the castle operates as a restaurant. Enjoy Mexican cuisine in the grand dining room, featuring a large peacock mural painted in 1919 by Romanian artist Pacologue. Put House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mexico City trip planner.
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  • The House of tiles is home to Sanborn's Department store. Site emblematic and traditional, beautiful and fortunately without any damage by the recent earthquake. There breakfast or enjoy a cup of coffee is a must for any visitor, although it is always full and you have to row.
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  • Aware of the great tradition that is behind this property and being the site of well-known figures of the national policy meeting, I decided to try one of the dishes of the Charter... bad idea, chicken with which were stuffed enchiladas was nothing more than skins and c artilagos cold, the cream that prepared the dish of my companion Russian salad was sour, without counting that the glassware was dirty with remarkable spots of lipstick which was of course not the mine. As architectural work is a beautiful place, as option to eat definitely would not recommend it to the worst of my enemies!
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  • It is a House that has been in the history since the Viceroyalty, is not a museum but a shop of gifts, bookstore, pharmacy and some chain restaurant, in fact is the emblematic pride of the company. It is the benchmark for the city.
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  • This is a very beautiful old building just has been kept in pristine conditions. Although they should have followed suit as older buildings do in the greater metropolitan areas and turned it into a museum. It currently houses a Sanbournes restaurant which simply doesn't do it justice.
  • It's sort of like a old time coffee shop you can eat a meal or have coffee and cake, it's a nice building and it's open late the food is nothing to write home about, if you need to eat something it's fine.
  • This a very nice restaurant & convenience store located in the downtown of the city. You must visit this place, as this is the first. Sanborns store that have opened in Mexico
  • Structure inside and out was very neat. Don't waste your money on the food. 100 pesos for some corn chips with warm tomatoe sauce on them.
  • Una experiencia que no te puedes perder: disfruta de la arquitectura de la Casa de los Azulejos mientras tomas un café. Si vas, no dudes en recorrer el lugar. Hay diferentes salones en los que puedes tener acceso al servicio de restaurante, cada uno con diferente decoración. Vale mucho la pena conocer!

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