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Museo Antiguo Palacio de Iturbide

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Address: Av Francisco I. Madero 17 | Centro Historico, Centro, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
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Built in the 18th century, this large home provides visitors a look a...

Built in the 18th century, this large home provides visitors a look a traditional baroque architecture.

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An encyclopedia of Mexican folk art in one display

The nativity scene display is a must see for anyone interested in the folk art of of Mexico. The subject matter may not be a draw for everyone, but it is almost beside the point... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
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winnipeg canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The nativity scene display is a must see for anyone interested in the folk art of of Mexico. The subject matter may not be a draw for everyone, but it is almost beside the point- rather it offers a vehicle to see the incredible range of materials, style and interpretation of a subject of great importance and meaning in Mexico.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

There was a nativity exhibition that was absolutely marvellous and would enchant visitors of all ages.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This Palace of Iturbide is on Madero Pedestrian Walk . It's a must not only for its interior art work or special exhibitions but for the home. There are guards at entrance but I was allowed to enter with water and small string backpack. According to Wikipedia, (1779-1785) this is a large palatial home. Built by Count San Mateo Val... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Banamex has transformed the palace of Mexico's first (but not last) dictator into an essential space for large temporary exhibits designed to showcase Mexican culture throughout the ages. A current exhibit on Mexican fashion from the 40s to the present is jaw-dropping in both the display of wardrobe on offer and its reminder that Mexico has made important contributions to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Stumbled in on a beautiful fashion show and saw as much of the building as possible and we were delighted! A wonderfully rich 18th century Mexican palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We spent 7 weeks tooling around North America last September/October/November, and I am still doing TripAdvisor reviews as I edit my 3,000-odd photos. As a consequence, I'm having trouble remembering exactly where this museum/palace/gallery was so that I can tell you, because you simply must visit. However, I can tell you that, in terms of the order I took photos,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The building itself makes the visit worthwhile. Additionaly the exposition by Javier Marín: " Terra: La materia como idea" displays amazing modern sculptures. The placeis also know as Palacio de Cultura Banamex.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

This building is one of the most amazing colonial structures i the city and houses top quality art installations. It is also free to the public. Tis really should not be missed.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Lovely bulding containing very modern works of art. But the central courtyard is beautiful. The building itself is worth a visit.

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La Paz, Bolivia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Every bank that owns an ancient and beautiful baroque building such as this one should take off with its checks, bills and staff and leave the place for art, as Banamex did with Palacio de Iturbide, a magnificent palace built in 1779-1785 where once lived Agustin de Iturbide. Today the imposing courtyard, surrounded by stone columns, houses temporary art exhibits,... More 

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San Ángel is known for its artistic vibe and elegant details displayed throughout its streets, antique residences and haciendas where famous actors like Consuelo Velázquez, Capulina and other prominent families used to live and that have now been turned into beautiful galleries, cafés and restaurants. An array of cultural and artistic activities are organized in the neighborhood, but it is on Saturdays when the San Jacinto Plaza and surroundings really shine as artists gather to exhibit a variety of arts and crafts, from paintings to clothing.
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