Situated at one end of the Alameda Central that was once an
ancient market place and is now a large park, is the splendid white
marble structure of the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine
Arts). A concert hall and an arts centre, it houses some of
Mexico's finest murals and the Art Deco interior is worth seeing
alone. The Palacio has two museums: the Museo del Palacio de Bellas
Artes and the Museo de la Arquitectura. The art museum's collection
includes over 6,000 paintings, sculptures and engravings from
ranging from 1650 to 1954 with masterpieces by prominent Mexican
artists such as Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Rufino
Tamayo. One of the highlights of the Palacio is the theatre's
stained glass stage curtain, which is lit before performances and
for public viewing. The Ballet Folklorico performs here every
Wednesday and Sunday.
Address: Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas and Av. Juárez Website: www.conaculta.gob.mx Telephone: +52 55 5512 259 Opening Time: Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm
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