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Bellas Artes, Mexico City: 33 reviews and 61 photos
The Palacio de las Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) building is one of the most impressive in Mexico City. It is the architectural achievement of an Italian, Adamo Boari and was designed in the distinctive Art Nouveau style in 1901. The grounds in front of it are impressive and its easy to reach on foot if you're staying in the historic center or by Metro (the Bellas Artes stop is literally underneath the building). The white marble was brought in from Italy and the building took over 30 years to complete finally opening in 1934. You can enter the main level for free and get an idea of the architecture, however its worth visiting the 2nd level (first floor here in Mexico) which houses the Museo del Palacio de las Bellas Artes and which contains amazing murals by Rufino Tamayo. On the next level up, you'll find the National Architecture Museum, although I didn't make it up that far.
Address: Avenida Juárez and Eje Lázaro Cárdenas
Phone: 55 12 14 10 ext 245
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