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

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#9 of 53 in Historic Sites in 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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    The building is very beautiful, boasts a mural originates from José Clemente Orozco (omniscience) and many details especially in tile and wood, with a restaurant not necessarily of excellent food, but quite nice.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I can't take photos enough of this building!. There are so much to see the inside as well as the outside.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    The food and service was average. However, the building is beautiful. I would suggest skipping a meal here and just walking upstairs to see the mural and the beautiful tile work throughout.  more »
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  • May 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    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
  • April 15, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    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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