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Address: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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+52 415 152 0289
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This school offers classes in the arts, music and language in a picturesque...

This school offers classes in the arts, music and language in a picturesque setting.

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Tranquil Oasis in Centro

The Bellas Artes used to be an old convent but was converted to an arts centre many years ago. Classes are held throughout the building, primarily art, sculpture and design. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
myraevans1942
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Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario
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89 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Bellas Artes used to be an old convent but was converted to an arts centre many years ago. Classes are held throughout the building, primarily art, sculpture and design. The lovely courtyard has comfortable seating in the midst of flowering fruit trees. Once a month free concerts are held there with additional seating provided. On the ground floor you... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous and amazing. This building oozes history, you can almost hear snatches of conversations from hundreds of years before. Built by a young girl (14) whose parents died, leaving her one of the largest fortunes in Mexico. Instead of being pressured into marriage, she followed what was the only other option for women at that time, she dedicated her life... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favorite building in all of San Miguel de Allende. You walk through an arched entry into this large courtyard with colonnades on all sides and, in the center, is a landscaped sculpture garden. Off the colonnades are the galleries and studios of artists from one of the two major art schools in the city.

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Thank Bill L
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Beautifully restored this building serves many purposes today. Art gallery, bookstore and auditorium surround a lovely garden.

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Thank redboire
NYC
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

There were some wonderful exhibits, a beautiful Siquieros-painted room, and lovely sculpture in the interior plaza. We highly recommend stopping in to see this place!

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Bellas Artes may be the premier space for art in all of San Miguel. I think the shows here are consistently more appealing than what I see elsewhere, including at Fabrica Aurora. The mix of featured Mexican and Norte American artists (Kraus,, Daborn, Soberman) identify the galleris here as a mecca for both known and rising artists on the international... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stumbled on this delightful place & were glad we did. Wall murals abound. there's a reading room & classes. No real guidance in what goes on there but we loved it.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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483 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

OK, but if you have something better to do I would skip this. Some local culture but not great, to say the least.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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659 reviews
387 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Don't miss the most important room that is considered "unfinished". You might be enchanted by the casual courtyard and easy to see murals and miss part of the inside areas. Overall, budget an hour here.

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Budapest, Hungary
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185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We had no idea what this was when we wandered into the courtyard. The center courtyard is delightful with comfy chairs to just sit and enjoy the architecture that surrounds you. In the staircases, there are some wonderful murals. Different rooms have art on exhibit.

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