Year of 2017

Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City

Initial planning and construction of this performance space in the old town area of Mexico City began in 1904. But nearly a decade later, little had been built. Structural problems, politics, economics, and eventually the Mexican Revolution brought the project to a standstill. Finally, in 1932, construction resumed with gusto and the palacio opened two years later. Countless operas, ballets, symphonies, and other cultural events have been staged here, but the building itself is also a work of art. With an Art Nouveau exterior and an Art Deco interior, the building is home to significant murals by Mexican artists including Diego Rivera.

The Palacio de Bellas Artes is a prominent cultural center in Mexico City. It has hosted some of the most notable events in music, dance, theatre, opera and literature and has held important exhibitions of painting, sculpture and photography. Consequently, the Palacio de Bellas Artes has been called the “Cathedral of Art in Mexico”. The building is located on the western side of the historic center of Mexico City next to the Alameda Central park.
Address: Juarez, esq. Eje Central, Col. Centro, Del. Cuauhtémoc Ciudad de México, 06010 Mexico City
Phone: 55/5512-2593, ext. 152
Opened: 1934
Height: 144 feet (44 m) (Architectural)
Architect: Adamo Boari