Bellas Artes represents the boom of the "Porfiriato". Díaz wanted to built a city as close as posible to a Parisinian scene, however it didn't happen. You can see many of this influence in the structure.
Bellas Artes is a place where you can enojoy of some nice concerts and cultural plays. The best time to visit it is when a synphonic play or ophera. Also if you are intested in mexican muralist paintors you will find some paints inside the building.
I never even heard of the Palacio de Bellas Artes before I came into Mexico City during an 8- hour layover. But I chanced upon this building as I was walking the streets – it is a beautiful white building with a great façade with lots of people taking pictures outside.
I decided to go in and was not disappointed. The interior was likewise great and there was a gift shop/bookstore which sold miniatures or representations of what can be seen inside. The palace has an Art Noveau Tiffany glass curtain made up of a million colorful pieces, created by a famous Mexican landscape painter, Doctor Atl) who depicted volcanoes of Mexico. There are also great murals by Mexican painters Orozco, Rivera, Siquieros, Tamayo and Montenegro (beautiful names).
The whole Palacio itself was constructed in 1904, on grounds where the Santa Isabel convent used to be. The architect was an Italian, Adamo Boari, but there were problems with the ground stability and then the revolution broke out….so it took years and another architect, Federico Mariscal, to complete the Palacio in 1934.
Certainly a great Palace to visit when in Mexico City!
Free guided visits to the main theater to see the stained glass curtain are offered from Tuesday to Friday at 1 and 1:30 pm
PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES
Avenida Juárez y Eje Lázaro Cárdenas
Mexico City 06050 Mexico
Open Hours10:30a-6:30p Tu-Su
The Palacio de las Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) building is one of the most impressive in Mexico City. It is the architectural achievement of an Italian, Adamo Boari and was designed in the distinctive Art Nouveau style in 1901. The grounds in front of it are impressive and its easy to reach on foot if you're staying in the historic center or by Metro (the Bellas Artes stop is literally underneath the building). The white marble was brought in from Italy and the building took over 30 years to complete finally opening in 1934. You can enter the main level for free and get an idea of the architecture, however its worth visiting the 2nd level (first floor here in Mexico) which houses the Museo del Palacio de las Bellas Artes and which contains amazing murals by Rufino Tamayo. On the next level up, you'll find the National Architecture Museum, although I didn't make it up that far.
The city's main art center "Palacio de Bellas Artes" (Fine Arts Palace) is the heart of the art in the city, a place for best music concerts, Theater, Dance and art exhibits. The exterior built in Italian marble and style. The interior has and art deco style. You can find the events calendar in the website (is in spanish)
For a better view and pictures of "Palacio de Bellas Artes" you can go across the street inside the store "Sears" (photo 4 & 5), the building of sears has a Terrace "The Coffe Factory" at the 8th floor, you can go to just take pictures or sit and have a coffe enjoying the view. (Be patient, service is very slow)
The sculptures you can see on the facade are works by Italian artists such as Bistolfi, Fiorenzo, Boni and Marotti amongst others.
This is the city's main stage for music, theater and dance performances as well as it is a site for art exhibits and top literary activities.
Its construction began in 1904 under the supervision of Italian architect Adamo Boari, who based it on the eclecticism of the time (a sum of styles), in which art nouveau from late 19th century stands out as well as a notorious Byzantine influence. Revolutionary movement of 1910 and technical difficulties due to swampy subsoil - perceptible to this day in the slow sinking of the building - interrupted its construction until it was completed in 1934 by architect Federico Marsical. A student of Baori, he modified the project and made the interior spaces in art deco style, dominant in those days.
Currently, it houses the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Palacio de Bellas Artes is the mexican opera house and also the home of many classical concerts aswell as some very varied art.
The construction of the place was started in 1904 but due to the mexican civil war it was not completed until 1934.
People like Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas and Kiri Te Kanava has performed in the palace and it was also used to host Frida Kalhos funeral in 1954.
The Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bells Artes) is located on the west side of the historic center of Mexico City next to the Alameda Central park.
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 was completed in 1934. The exterior of the building is primarily Neoclassical and Art Nouveau and the interior is primarily Art Deco.
Only a few blocks away from the Zocalo (central square) area - where the Palacio Nacional and the Cathedral are located - we have the French style Palacio de las Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Palace), right next to the Latinoamericana Tower (one of the highest buildings in town and where you can have a panoramic view of the city, that is, when the day is not too polluted, and this doesn't happen very often unfortunately) and the Alameda Central, a big park. Many museums around here too. Make sure to pay a short visit to the Azulejos building, just beside Fine Arts Palace, which hosts a very popular store & restaurant here in Mexico (Sanborns) but which main attraction is the architecture and the decoration (both inside and outside), not the store located inside. Just go in to give a look and you'll like it very much cause it's very Mexican.
This place is the premier opera house of Mexico City. The building is famous for both its extravagant art nouveau exterior in imported Italian white marble and its murals by Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco. The theatre is used for classical music, opera and dance, notably the Baile Folklórico.
This Jugendstil-Palacio is build in 1904, it is built in Carrara marble. The interior is in Art-Deco. It is in fact concert hall but also an arts center. On the second and third floor you can see beautiful paintings. There is no entry fee to visit the first floor, the bookstore, souvenir shop and the restaurant are on that same floor. In the evening, you can see here a show of typical Mexican music and dancing. The entry was quite expensive (12US$ - 29US$).
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