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Palacio de Bellas Artes
Palacio de Bellas Artes

Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Sights and Museums, Performing Arts, Art Museum, Historic Site, Auditorium
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Av. Juárez, Centro Histórico, 06050 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
+52 55 5512 2593
http://www.bellasartes.gob.mx/
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Inaugurated in 1934, the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City is a major cultural center where you can attend poetry readings, operas, dance recitals, art shows and more. Its construction began in ... Read more
1904 but took three decades to complete due to the Mexican Revolution and complications during the building process. From outside, marvel at the building's white-marble beauty and symbolic sculptures that include an eagle eating a snake. Inside, find spectacular murals by renowned artists, such as Rufino Tamayo and Diego Rivera. Head to the top floor to discover the Museo Nacional de Arquitectura, which showcases work by leading Mexican architects.

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Binghamton, New York State, USA

Wonderful space inside and out. The Rivera mural in particular is impressive.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Absolutely stunning building that sits at the east end of the park. Worth dropping by to take a pic

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The place in itself is a beauty! The lobby feels like you’ve stepped back in time. The museum is well worth the visit.

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Edinburgh, UK

This museum/palace includes some of the best paintings in Latin America by Diego de Rivera. Don’t miss it!

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Foster City, California, USA

Beautiful architecture, it is the National Theater and Opera house of Mexico City.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

One of Mexico City's must-sees. The building itself is the highlight but the museum is also excellent. The best views are found on the terrace of the building just across the street.

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Local from Mexico City, Mexico

"Giselle" by the Mexican National Ballet Company was excellent. Tasteful and beautiful describe it.

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Friendswood

This building is one of the most beautiful and amazing opera houses in the world. Build in early 20th century, is a key element of the Mexican art arena. It's a must-see. For the best picture of this opera house go to the top of the department store building in front of the frontage of Bellas artes. This department store has a coffee shop in their last floor, where you may take the best photo.

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Beautiful Art Center. Home of The Ballet Folklorico! A must see!
A spectacle of pre and post Hispanic dance of Mexico.

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Local from Mexico City, Mexico

Diego Rivera is without a doubt the most famous muralist in Mexican history and the Palaciao de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is the most famous and celebrated cultural centre in the Mexican capital. This building is nothing short of stunning from the outside, but when you move to the interior of the building, you will also be able to view some of Diego Rivera’s most incredible murals, and at no cost. This is one for art buffs or cultural aficionados visiting the city.

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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This gorgeous neoclassical building is considered one of the most important cultural centers of the country--it has hosted (and still hosts) some of the biggest names in music, dance, theater, and literature. Check out the schedule of events while you're in town to enjoy a show and a look inside; or, if you're an architectural buff, stop by for tour. Be sure to keep an eye out for the murals by Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, and Jose Clemente Orozco. (Rivera's second 'Man at the Crossroads' is here--the first was commissioned for the Rockefeller Center in NYC but destroyed because of its anti-capitalist theme).

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Charlotte, North Carolina

I was privileged enough to see a private performance of Phantom of the Opera at this theater. It was AMAZING. The theater itself lent so much to the performance.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Impressive building, mixed governmental grandeur and Mexican colorful culture.

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Ballet Folklorico de Mexico you cant miss!!!!

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New York City, New York State, USA

Amazing piece of architecture.

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Local from Mexico City, Mexico

I love bellas artes. It’s one of México jewels because of its grand beauty

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Great view to the city.

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wonderful place to go

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Cancun, Mexico

One of the most beautiful buildings in Mexico city.

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Oxford, Oxfordshire

Beautiful! :)

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