Palacio de Bellas Artes
- Type: Entertainment, Museums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Considered the cultural center of Mexico City, the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is a must-visit. The palace prominently showcases the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles, and much of the interior features beautiful marble and imposing, vaulting glass windows. In addition to its architectural grandeur, the building often hosts cultural events in the national theatre, including music, dance, theatre, opera and literary performances. The palace also holds several famous Mexican murals, including the work of the famous Mexican muralist Rufino Tamayo. On the top floor you'll find the National Museum of Architecture, which showcases the work and lives of famous Mexican architects.
Travelers say that the palace is sure to be one of the most beautiful sights you'll see in Mexico City. One traveler on TripAdvisor recommends that you "admire the art deco architecture, take in the breathtaking murals, enjoy a quick bite and drink at the café." The same traveler also notes that the museum has an excellent and impressive selection of books in its bookstore.
The palace is open Tuesday through Sunday.