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. Use our Mexico City tour planner to arrange your visit to Palacio de Bellas Artes and other attractions in Mexico City.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Worth take a pass one evening and enjoy the current exhibitions. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We went in to see the art deco internally. Didn't line up for the art exhibit as we had seen a Picasso exhibition a few weeks earlier. Next time will definitely book for a concert.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Interesting pairing of two 20th century Masters who were contemporaries and competitors. Excellent presentation.  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    DOV: 13June2014 'The Palacio de Bellas Artes' is one of the most beautiful & main cultural center in which all important arts and other events were held. You can spend many hours here taking photos outside , you can visit great collection of arts inside and 'Almeda Central Park' is there in very close proximity. When you enter inside the hall is awesomely made of rare glasses and its a treat to watch. Highly recommended to spend full afternoon here and close-by areas.
  • June 15, 2017
    Bellas Artes is truly beautiful. We went during the post-Mexican Revolution exhibition and the pieces were wonderful. There's always something going on in Bellas Artes. In fact, these photos were taken during our visit as part of the "Rally de Museos CDMX 2017". We haven't tried the food in the restaurant yet, but I can assure you Bellas Artes is an emblematic museum to be admired and appreciated.
  • May 22, 2017
    One of my favourite spots in Mexico City. Don't miss the chance to visit its main room, especially during one of the shows. The museum within this building has awesome expositions, and its restaurant has also very nice food and drinks. Oh yeah, and visit their museum shop, they've got really cool and original presents!
  • July 1, 2017
    Rivera's mural "Man at the crossroads" ( first version of this mural was supposed to be on a wall in Rockefeller center) can be found here. If you catch a guide explaining the mural you'll get a closer understanding of the many symbols and figures featured in the painting.
  • June 22, 2017
    This is a very amazing building from the time of Profirió Díaz. This place is full of culture. It is recommended to visit the coffee in front of this place if you want to take a good picture

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Head straight to the trendy neighborhoods of Roma or La Condesa if you're looking for an artsy atmosphere--you can find design-conscious hostels and boutique hotels nestled among the many bars, restaurants, cafes, and galleries. For easy access to the city's most beautiful architecture, you can't beat staying in the historical center, although the neighborhood's UNESCO-listing means you'll only find smaller, old-fashioned options there. You can also indulge in a few luxury nights in the fancy Polanco district, or look for a more budget-friendly option in the popular Zona Rosa.
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