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

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#7 of 50 in Historic Sites in Mexico City
Architectural Building Historic Site
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. To visit House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos) on your trip to Mexico City, use our Mexico City vacation trip planner.
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  • There are a lot of nice buildings in Mexico City but not of them are open to the public. So you are really lucky with Casa de los Azulejos - you can check it out from the outside, from the inside and ...  more »
  • Beautiful exterior on the pedestrianised shopping street leading to the Zocola. Went inside to look round and as grand inside. Very busy so did not eat. Clearly popular and noisy but that lends itself...  more »
  • Pass by inside for a view of this historic building the wall murals and the piano player are fantastic. Next time ill pass by for food too!  more »
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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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