From the hostel behind the Zocalo Cathedral, I walked a couple blocks until I reached the Museo Bellas Artes to see some works by Diego Rivera. The guides there were so nice that one of them gave me a book on the paintings inside the museum. The next time I go back to Mexico City I am going to personally thank the guide if she remembers me and return the book to her. Please no flash inside the museum.
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....
Diego Rivera is the more famous, but another excellent and fascinating muralist is David Alfaro Siquieros, who tried to kill Tolstoi when he was in Mexico with Diego Rivera. His works can also be found in the Palacio de las Bellas Artes, together with paintings of Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. They're breathtaking!
You really can't miss it. It stands at the beginning of the Alameda. The concert hall has Diego Rivera's murals inside.
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..
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!
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.