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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Palacio de Bellas Artes Reviews
Beautiful, grand and impressive architecture - both interior and exterior. Great collection of permanent mural of Diego Rivera and other well known artist. more »
We went there with the double purpose of seeing the building and the Ballet. Both fantastic! But beware - you will not be able to see all murals, some are exclusive part of the museum. The theater..... more »
Went on a Sunday when admission is free for the general public. Beautiful interior with murals by famous artists including Diego Rivera. There are also temporary exhibitions to the side. The architecture museum is on the top floor; there was an exhibit about the metro system when we went. All the signs were in Spanish.
The architecture on the outside is impeccable, and the art inside is so different and truly varies from room to room. For the most part they are smaller pieces, or items that could probably also be considered well-preserved artifacts. There’s also more seating than I anticipated, which is great for people who can’t stand for extended periods of time, or those who just want to take breaks in-between rooms. I wish I had purchased a ticket for a show so that I could see the inside of the theatre!
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