Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

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Admire works from Mexican and international artists at Palacio de Bellas Artes. Construction on the domed palace begun in 1905, using art nouveau and neoclassical architectural styles, but was it delayed by sinking foundations and a political uprising. When the building was finally completed in the 1930s, a touch of art nouveau influence added to the melange of styles. Immerse yourself in Mexican fine culture at the impressive palace, which today houses several museums and galleries, as well as a theater. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Mexico City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Palacio de Bellas Artes and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • There is always something to see, street art, people always in order to express their art, you enjoy with family, and at night the sources of light
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  • It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the City... With its marble Foyer and Art Deco style, Fine Arts is a theater that deserves to be visited. Whether it's a coffee on site, or better yet, watching some cultural spectacle like the Amalia Hernandez Folk Ballet, it's amazing. As a detail of focus, the curtain covering the stage is beautiful, a masterpiece by Tiffany's that represents the image of our volcanoes, the Popocatépetl and the Iztacchihuatl.
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  • located in the center of DF, is a beautiful building where the best works of art are exhibited, it also has murals
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  • LOVE IT! Go here to see a beautiful Mexican landmark. I've seen countless operas in the theatre which has one of the most amazing stained glass ceilings and stage 'curtains' I've ever seen. Truly beautiful. Marble everywhere. If you're a tourist I would highly recommend seeing the ballet folklorico here as it is a good taste of many interesting Mexican cultures, and super exciting to watch. If you cannot, at least tour the museum with some great murals by incredible Mexican artists. Marvellous!
  • My favorite museum during my visit in Mexico. Loved the murals and the great diversity of Mexican art. The place is huge so I didn’t see everything. On Sunday the museum is free but it can get very crowded so you might prefer to pay and have less people. Is at the historic center so lots to see around.
  • Stunning building. I like it's colorful roof which stands out and makes it unique. I didn't checked the inside just took some pics from the outside. It's easy to reach from the center by foot.
  • Stunning theatre and surrounding galleries which is currently home to the famous Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. The cheap seats on the top tier are about £15 per person and are good value for money for enjoying the show. It’s probably not worth paying for seats in the stalls for £60 unless you are super keen on enjoying the Ballet close up.
  • The most beautiful architecture surrounded by a crowded city. Will always be magical to be inside, visiting the art expositions or going in to the salon to sit down and enjoy any spectacle it offers. Being inside is a magical experience itself
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