Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City

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© Xavier Quetzalcoatl Contreras Castillo/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Xavier Quetzalcoatl Contreras Castillo/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is a prominent cultural center in Mexico City. It has hosted notable events in music, dance, theatre, opera and literature in Mexico 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.

The first National Theater of Mexico was built in the late 19th century, but it was soon decided to tear this down in favor of a more opulent building in time for Centennial of the Mexican War of Independence in 1910. The initial design and construction was undertaken by Italian architect Adamo Boari in 1904, but complications arising from the soft subsoil and the political problem both before and during the Mexican Revolution, hindered then stopped construction completely by 1913. Construction began again in 1932 under Mexican architect Federico Mariscal and was completed in 1934. It was then inaugurated on November 29, 1934 and was the first art museum in Mexico dedicated to exhibiting artistic objects for contemplation.

Cupula © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cupula © Joaquín Martínez Rosado/cc-by-3.0 © flickr.com - Carolina López/cc-by-2.0 Inner canopy © Ludan68/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Jeses/cc-by-sa-2.5 © Xavier Quetzalcoatl Contreras Castillo/cc-by-sa-3.0
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© Xavier Quetzalcoatl Contreras Castillo/cc-by-sa-3.0
The exterior of the building is primarily Art Nouveau and Neoclassical and the interior is primarily Art Deco. The building is best known for its murals by Diego Rivera, Siqueiros and others, as well as the many exhibitions and theatrical performances it hosts, including the Ballet Folklórico de México.

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