Palacio de San Carlos
This massive edifice has seen a few lives, notably as the presidential HQ of Simón Bolívar, who narrowly escaped an assassination...
Museo de Trajes Regionales
Across Calle 10, and filling the gorgeous one-time home of Simón Bolívar’s mistress Manuelita Sáenz, the simple Museo de Trajes...
Museo de Arte Colonial
This museum occupies a one-time Jesuit college and traces the evolution of how religious and portrait art pieces are made, particularly...
La Candelaria's most famous theater – and the city's loveliest – reopened in 2014 after a six-year renovation. It hosts a repertoire of...
La Condesa Irina Lazaar
This small, unsigned 10-table eatery run by a hands-on Mexican-American from California caters to bohos, judges, Congressmen and...
Calle 10 No 5-32 · interesting places nearby
Teatro Colón information
The Teatro Colón, with its adorable Italian-style facade, has had various names since its birth in 1792; this latest version opened as Teatro Nacional in 1892 and was designed by Italian architect Pietro Cantini. Fresh off a mid-2014 re-opening after its lavish interiors underwent a six-year makeover, the theater hosts concerts, opera, ballet, plays – and even electronica DJ sets.
Starting in 2015, day tours will be instituted – check at the box office.