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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  • Great art exhibit of the Mexican Revolution. Beautiful art deco interior and well maintained. Don't miss going inside.  more »
  • CONCEIVED by PROFIRIO DIAZ, as national theatre, designed by Adamo Boari (as well as the neighbouring Palacio de Correos) began in 1904 as part of the celebration of the centenary of the independence, in 1910. Truncated its construction by the revolution, Boari returns to Italy in 1916, had been completed, to date, almost all the exterior, except the dome covering. After the revolution he remained unfinished, until in 1930, under the Presidency of Pascual Ortiz Rubio, the architect Federico E. Mariscal was in charge of the project of the conclusion of the National Theatre; However, it was not until 1932, with the support of the Secretary of the Treasury, Alberto J. Pani, was completed. The National Theatre, became the Palace of fine arts. Since then it has become the cultural premises which the same houses murals by Diego Rivera, Orozco, to various rooms exhibition, conferences, as well as a wonderful theater with a glass of Tiffani´s leading representing a wonderful landscape framed by volcanoes, neighbors to the city of Mexico. A true work of art that can not omit to visit this very noble and loyal city of Mexico.
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  • The Palace is a beautiful expression of art exlectico from the beginning of the 20th century, the Arq. Adamo Boari knew how to combine different styles and even inside the always chic "Art Deco" is reflected. Inside the room you will appreciate the extraordinary backdrop of original glass Tifany House
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  • Increible vista desde el balcon de Sears
  • Sitio obligatorio para turistear
  • Very nice architecture - I think art Deco - not certain as I am not a specialist in architecture. The murals inside are amazing and great distraction. The admission is free but you need to go to ticket window so they provide you with a ticket- I am guessing for counting # of attendees. Bathrooms are free and clean. There is no wifi. There are people keeping an eye for you if you are taking pictures that you have purchased a special camera ticket (30 pesos) enforced somewhat sporadically as I saw people without any special token attached to their clothing yet I was the only one to be singled out so I either buy the token or stop using my phone to take video and photos.
  • Absolutely stunning!!! Inside and out! The murals and artwork was just amazing to see. It's crazy to just walk around downtown and see this gorgeous building in the middle of the city.
  • Not much to say. The jewel of the "Porfiriato" era in Mexico and a must see atraction in Mexico city.