Palacio de Bellas Artes


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(55)10 00 46 22 ext. 2132/2112

How to get

Av. Juárez s/n, Col. Centro. 06050, Alameda

in detail

The Palace of Fine Arts is the major cultural center of the country and has been the scene of the most prominent national and international artists. Porfirio Díaz ordered the building of the Palace of Fine Arts to commemorate the Centenary of the Beginning of Mexico's Independence. It was begun in 1904 by Italian architect Adamo Boari, it was completed 30 years later. The outside of the building is in Art Nouveau style, the interior in Art Déco style.

Besides the National Theater, recitals, lectures, publisher's presentations and other activities take place in the Manuel M. Ponce and Adamo Boari halls. It also houses a café, a library and the Rincon del Tiempo, a space where the documentary archive of the Palace is displayed.

It is home to the National Dance Company, the National Symphony Orchestra, the National Opera Company, the Ballet Folklórico de México and the Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra. The main hall can accommodate over one thousand 700 people. The fireproof curtain with the image of the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes stands out, it weighs 24 tonnes and was commissioned from Tiffany. In the ceiling, there is a crystal chandelier representing the god Apollo surrounded by the Muses of the arts.

The walls of the building holds the stunning murals of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jorge González Camarena, Roberto Montenegro and other leading artists of the twentieth century. The museum was opened in 1934 and is divided into Diego Rivera, Jorge González Camarena, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo and José Clemente Orozco galleries.

Its cultural offer is huge, it even holds workshops for children so they can be closer to art. It regularly shows theatrical plays for kids.

The museum in open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00. Every event has its own schedule.

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Video proporcionado por Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA)

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