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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  • This is a beautiful historical building. It is definitely something to see if you'd like to see a genuine piece of Mexico. It has both a store and a restaurant. The store has books and traditional candy. The restaurant has beautiful high ceilings and the architectural will take you back in time.
  • Had to go inside just to see it. Considered to be an old place from old times that kept its style with no change or additions. Long wait if interested and crowded too. A gift shop and a chocolate display at the entrance worth a try. Next time I will eat there.
  • Beautiful place for breakfast o late breakfast. Lol. We are there one night at 9pm. Very warm and friendly staff. Had a nice selection of breads, pan dulces everything was made in house and fresh. The hot cocoa was great for a cold evening. The building has a beautiful architecture, ornate and decorated walls. It is a gem well preserve, sad they don't build them like this anymore.
  • During the Orizaba epochs the House of Tiles became the site of many noteworthy events, both fanciful and historic. One amusing story is set immediately outside the Casa in the narrow alley that runs along one side. Two nobles coming from opposite directions in their coaches met head on, and each thought he was too important to back up his coach. They were at an impasse for three days. Finally the viceroy sent staff who negotiated and orchestrated a simultaneous withdrawal with each noble’s coach backing up the way they entered the alley.
  • Amazing place for breakfast. Try to get seated on the ground floor for a view of the wall paintings while you eat. Great murals on the stairs. This place has a great backstory...the son of a rich man did not take on his father's business and was told by his dad that he wouldn't be able to afford a single tile. When he got rich he made this tiled hacienda to deal with his father issues. Would make a good Wes Anderson film.
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