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Palacio de Mineria

Centro Historico
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Address: Calle Tacuba 5 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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This former 19th-century mining school is known for its striking...

This former 19th-century mining school is known for its striking architecture.

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Awe Struck!

We were there for the 38 FIL and we were struck by its beauty and charming. It was so packed that we thought we were going to passed out and even in the mayhem of it all we loved... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Carol M
Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were there for the 38 FIL and we were struck by its beauty and charming. It was so packed that we thought we were going to passed out and even in the mayhem of it all we loved every second that we spent there. The regal stairs, the architecture and everything about it was truly fantastic.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Close to Palacio de bellas artes and Palacio Postal, it is yet another beautiful palace in Mexico City centro. A museum is hosted inside but in my opinion, the building itself is interesting rather than the collections inside.

Thank beppo81
Tampico, Mexico
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This a historic building with a lot of history, the place is well maintened, also is very accesible for the main visits in the city.

Mexico City, Mexico
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Built by the great architect Manuel Tolsa 200 years ago, this jewel remains a working place (i.e. palace). A superb library, fresco ceiling Chapel, imposing Hall of Events, beautiful staircase. Make sure to hire a tour that you will certainly enjoy.

1 Thank deafult
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

It is a great place for architecture lovers who want to know about Mexican architecture and different styles from another time. It is also a historical place and the ticket is very cheap around 2 dollars.

2 Thank María E
Mexico City, Mexico
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This amazing and unbeliavable place located next to "Palacio de Bellas Artes" is just a sample of the magnificent time MExico City lived at the middle of last century and the reason why for long time was called °La Ciudad de los Palacios° (City of Palaces). Is main square is often used for fairs such as the Book Fair (second... More 

2 Thank RRivera2014
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

the biggest book fair in Mexico .if you are into books this si the place to go, at the same time in a building close by is the antique an rare book fair i never fail to visit this one you will find first editions ,signed very rare book manly latin america ,some incunabula and even rare posters .

Thank casaroa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 946 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

Some people might find this museum interesting. I SO did not. But then I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in minoria! Avoid.

Thank CarmichaelVentura
Mexicali, Mexico
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Its located very near the old post office that is across from Bellas Artes Palace. So you can visit all three easily. Its more plain then the others however its very impressive and built solid.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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261 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

It really is a beautiful building to visit, specially if you are looking for some architectural history.

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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