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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  • Great piece of architecture. The outside is stunning and inside is very beautiful with many great murals and art exhibits.  more »
  • If nothing else, you must SEE the Palacio de Bellas Artes. If you have time and the interest, I highly recommend that you visit the museum within. You will find some of Rivera’s and Orozco’s most...  more »
  • Went to see the Medigliani exhibit during Covid. They PACKED the place and then had 5-10 minders in every room to ensure you spent a full afternoon in this one exhibit. Within 2 minutes of walking....  more »
  • The Palacio de Bellas Artes is beautiful, from the the garden hall to the architecture. There are massive art pieces in the gallery. Although the time I went did not have a big exhibit going on. But seeing the revolution pictures of Diego Rivera was an amazing experience. Pro tip, the ice cream sold outside are delicious. After spending time climbing the stairs, buy some cold sweets and relax in the garden.
  • Spectacular building with some of the best murals inside including the famous mural of Man controller of the universe. We arrived in city on Sunday morning and were lucky to get free admission inside. The best murals are on the second floor. There was a metro exhibition on the top floor but with descriptions in Spanish only. The building and surrounding areas are crowded most of the times.
  • Really enjoyed these exhibits band the place in general. It's a beautiful building. If you're just looking for the art exhibits... When you enter go to the left and turn around to buy your tickets... Proceed forward if you are looking to catch one of the performances.
  • Art deco magnificent inside and out. Saw a great show there! Fabulous. Buy a hand fan in the souvenir shop for less than $10, it will be useful inside while watching the show and everyone will envy you.
  • Nice place in historic downtown. Looks beautiful at night and worth a visit to go see a show at the theater. The building has beautiful construction and very well maintained.

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