during its construction (1904-1934!),they realized the building was sinking in the very light and unstable ground(as if it was butter!)
today,it goes on sinking:its unique quality!
since its achievement,has lost 4 meters...
so,the same stairs which went up before,today are going down....
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$).
Started to be the National Theater, it was meant to be the top-of-the-art modernist (art-nouveau) structure; it was completed 30 years later as a top-of-the-art Decó structure in its interior, while its exterior fulfilled the original art-nouveau objective. It houses an art museum, the opera house, and several small concert chambers, theaters, and galleries.
You really can't miss it. It stands at the beginning of the Alameda. The concert hall has Diego Rivera's murals inside.
If you can, try and catch the Ballet Folklorico of Mexico. Ancient traditions and history of Mexico are brought to life through dance! A must see!
A theatre and concert hall with murals that adorn the second floor.
There is a tourist information stand at the front desk
The Palacio de Bellas Artes seen from the Torre Latinoamericana. What a beautiful building this is, as from above you can see the magnificent roof construction..
Below is a photo of the 'Ballet Folklorico de Mexico' My father and I were taken here by my cousin Sandy and her boyfriend Ariel. This is the link to the ballet.