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A night in palaces on the Turibus

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As museums close, palaces open their doors and invite you to see beyond the ornate facades. Go into the courtyards, admire the elegant staircases, arcades and balconies. On Monday afternoons, the stateliest houses of the city open their doors for a private visit, only with the Turibus.

It was an English traveler, Charles Latrobe, who marveling at the incredible architectural wealth of Mexico City, named her "The City of Palaces", highlighting the collection of 18th century buildings, mainly the work of two great architects: Manuel Tolsá and Francisco de Guerrero y Torres.

You will find the palaces of the first conquerors - the corners adorned with masks and reliefs from the temples destroyed to use the stones-  to the residences of aristocrats, who became wealthy with the mining and trading.

The itinerary is very comprehensive and includes a selection of palaces: Marqués del Valle de Orizaba Palace (Casa de los Azulejos), the Palacio de Iturbide (Iturbide Palace) ,the Palacio del Marqués de Selva Nevada (Marques de Selva Nevada Palace), the Palacio de los Condes de San Bartolomé de Xala (Condes de San Bartolome de Xala Palace), the Palacio de la Marquesa de Uluapa (Marquesa de Uluapa Palace), the Palacio de San Mateo Valparaíso (Condes de San Mateo Valparaiso Palace), the Palacio del Conde de Santiago de Calimaya  (Conde de Santiago de Calimaya Palace) and the Palacio del Conde de la Torre Cosío (Conde de la Torre Cosio Palace).

The Turibus runs on Mondays, leaving Reforma 222 at 7 pm and the Hemiciclo a Juárez at 7:30 pm. The tour starts at 8 pm.

Take your camera! You'll have a thousand opportunities to take great pictures of the facades and courtyards.

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