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  • Address: Paseo de la Reforma y Campo Marte S/N, Mexico City, Central Mexico, Mexico
  • Hours: Tues–Sun 10am–6pm
  • Admission: Varies

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Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) Tours

The Mexico City Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) is a harmonious synthesis of art nouveau, art deco, and baroque styles. Widely considered one of the world's most beautiful buildings, this structure's combination of styles is sometimes called Porfiriano, after architecture-obsessed Mexican President Porfirio Díaz, who commissioned the project.

The Basics
The palace's exterior, surrounded by gardens, rises in elegant columns and domes above the cool, green Alameda Central. Inside is a permanent collection featuring statues and famous murals by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, and José Clemente Orozco. Don't miss Rivera's controversial El hombre en el cruce de caminos mural, commissioned and then destroyed by the Rockefellers due to anti-capitalist themes. In addition, there are regular world-class temporary exhibitions open to the public.
  • While admission to the building is free, there is an entrance fee for the museum.
  • You can find the Museo Nacional de Arquitectura on the fourth floor.

How to Get to the Palacio de Bellas Artes
It is possible to visit the Mexico City Palace of Fine Arts, located in the city's Centro Historico, by taxi or car; pricey private parking lots close by. However, the congested neighborhoods surrounding the Alameda Central are much more easily visited on Metro Lines 2 and 8; the Bellas Artes stop opens right onto the palace.

When To Get There
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. In addition to its daytime attractions, you can appreciate the building's acoustic excellence by enjoying a performance at its National Theater. International artists appear regularly, but try to catch Mexico City's own Ballet Folklórico de México Compania Nacional or National Symphonic Orchestra, which just barely outshine the theater's immense stained-glass curtain.

Nearby Attractions
Other sites worth a visit include the National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Anthopologia) and the National Theater. Many sightseeing tours focused on Mexican art also visit the Frida Kahlo Museum (Museo del Frida Kahlo) and Chapultepec Castle.

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Mexico City Palace of Fine Arts Entrance Ticket, Mexico City, null
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Mexico City Palace of Fine Arts Entrance Ticket

Save time and take advantage of this unique option with your entrance ticket to the Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts and skip the lines. By booking this ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 3 to 5 hrs

From USD $6.14
Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes, Mexico ... 
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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour with Anthropology Museum and Behind-the-Scenes at Bellas Artes

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

See the most important monuments in Mexico City on a sightseeing tour including behind-the-scenes access to the most important theater of its kind: Bellas ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Day Trip to Mexico City from Acapulco, Acapulco, City Tours
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Day Trip to Mexico City from Acapulco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Don`t miss the opportunity of take a day trip to the heart of Mexico!

Location: Acapulco, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $240.00
Mexico City Private Tour with Teotihuacan, Murals, Guadalupe Basilica, Mexico City, Day Trips
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Mexico City Private Tour with Teotihuacan, Murals, Guadalupe Basilica

During this private tour, you will see Mexico City's city center and its main sights. Afterwards, you will pay a visit to Teotihuacan and see the famous ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.00
Mexico City Small Group Tour with a Local Guide, Mexico City, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Mexico City Small Group Tour with a Local Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Take a trip through time, covering 700 years in one day! From Aztecs to art, you’ll uncover little-known facts on this full-day tour, and explore the past, ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.00
Architectural Bike Tour of Downtown Mexico City, Mexico City, City Tours
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Architectural Bike Tour of Downtown Mexico City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover the foundation of the great Aztec Empire, their mythical universe where the old and new world collided centuries ago giving birth to a new nation. ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.00
Mexico City in One Day: Teotihuacan Pyramids Early Access and Historical City Sightseeing Tour, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Mexico City in One Day: Teotihuacan Pyramids Early Access and Historical City Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Avoid the crowds at Teotihuacan and explore Mexico’s City’s historic center during this sightseeing tour that starts in the early morning and makes it easy for ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Mexico City Segway Tour: Downtown Zocalo, Mexico City, City Tours
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Mexico City Segway Tour: Downtown Zocalo

Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Downtown “Centro Histórico” is a must when you visit Mexico City. With so many interesting sites and gorgeous ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.00
Night Bike Tour of Mexico City, Mexico City, Segway Tours
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Night Bike Tour of Mexico City

Let us show you the magic of dancing fountains and multicolored facades and monuments brought to life when the sun goes down. Shine your lights around ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Mexico City Historic Center Taco Tour, Mexico City, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Mexico City Historic Center Taco Tour

Your guide will navigate you through Centro Histórico like a local on a 3 hour taco eating adventure that will delight you with authentic and tasty ...  Read more

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

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