PALACIO OF BELLAS ARTES
Must-see venue in city
Private tours in Mexico City
What once housed the historic old National Theater now lives on as the Palacio de Bellas Artes. It’s worth planning your visit around an upcoming show alone, with impressive architecture and stunning interior details for an unforgettable theater experience.
Mexico City’s grandiose Fine Arts Theater was planned to commemorate the centenary of Mexican independence in 1910 but was not completed until 1934. It contains murals by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo.
Bellas Artes is an architectural marvel that you must see when visiting Mexico City. For the best picture, go into the Sears building across the street and up to the 8th floor to the cafe, Finca Don Porfirio. You just can’t beat this view of Bellas Artes!
Immense murals by world-famous Mexican artists dominate the top floors of this splendid white-marble palace – a concert hall and arts center commissioned by President Porfirio Díaz.
Bellas Artes Theater
The renovated Bellas Artes theater is itself a masterpiece (though only viewable during performances), with a stained-glass curtain depicting the Valle de México. Based on a design by Mexican painter Gerardo Murillo (aka Dr Atl), it was assembled by New York jeweler Tiffany & Co from almost a million pieces of colored glass. The theater is the stage for seasonal opera and symphony performances and the Ballet Folklórico de México.
Tickets and information
Admission is M$75 per adult and free for those under 13 or with a disability. Entry is free on Sundays for both foreigners and Mexican nationals. It’s not possible to book online in advance or reserve tickets – they must be purchased on the day from the museum ticket office.
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