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I´m a writer ¨unvrso ¨living in Mexico City. I have been enjoying the craft of writing since a very early age, but have been writing as a freelancer since 2005.
Published March 13th 2016
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If you ever plan to go to Mexico, there are interesting places that you can not miss to visit. Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is a place where you can grasp important aspects of the mexican contemporary and prehispanic culture, as it is one of the most important culturally oriented buildings in Mexico. This building is located in Mexico City, just one km from the main square in the capital. Since its foundation in 1934, this theater has been utilized to host the most relevant manifestations of the fine arts.

Palacio de Bellas Artes
Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City

Bellas Artes interior

The interior is decorated with a permanent showing of murals from famous Mexican muralists such as Diego Rivera and David alfaro Siqueiros, among others. Most of what can be seen with the naked eye is painting art; however, if you gaze carefully, you may be able to discover other pieces of Prehispanic culture, as well as mythological characters, such as the Muses of Apollo.

Painting, murals, Muses of Apollo

Seasonal Events

This theater is used to host some of the most remarkable
events, embracing music, dance, opera, theater and also seasonal exhibitions of fine arts, including painting, traditional music, sculpture and photography. The theater has served
as the main scenario for artists, including Frida Khalo, Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Manuel Cerrat

Permanent Events

Throughout the year, the theater shows various regular weekly events. The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico performs Aztec dances from pre and post Hispanic colonization, as well as regional dances from other states of Mexico. You may be able to see mariachis and other famous Mexican performers in addition to the multicolored dancing performers.


Palacio de Bellas Artes is also home to two museums. Museo de Bellas Artes is in charge of issues pertaining to the well being of the artwork that adorns the interior and
exterior of the theater, as well as the performances that take place throughout the year. Museo National de Architectura (Museum of Architecture), which is located in the top floor of the theater. It exhibits works from contemporary Mexican
architects and exhibits floor plans, photographs and models of
varied contrasting architecture found throughout Mexico City.

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I never took the time to visit Bellas Artes while in Mexico City so thank you for the photos and article. If I get the chance to return, I plan to visit BA for sure.
by Kristin Ravelle (score: 2|304) 1608 days ago
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