Palacio de Bellas Artes

Top 1% of attractions in Mexico City
9 / 10

10 expert reviews

“The main attraction is a copy of the mural that Rivera originally painted for New York City's Rockefeller Center in 1933.”

– Concierge

"Construction on this colossal white-marble opera house began in 1904 by Porfirio Díaz." Full review
"Although various groups perform around the city, the finest offering is at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, where the famed Ballet Folklórico de México performs twice a week." Full review
Warning: Avoid taxis parked in front of the Bellas Artes Theater, and call for a radio taxi instead.
Lonely Planet
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"Immense murals by world-famous Mexican artists dominate the top floors of this splendid white-marble palace." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"This breathtaking building was completed in 1934 and has been the most important center for fine arts in the country ever since." Full review
Afar Magazine
"The imposing, white-domed wedding cake now known as Palacio de Bellas Artes was originally planned as a national theater, and construction was begun in 1904" Full review
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