The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is a prominent cultural center in Mexico City. It has hosted notable events in music, dance, theatre, opera and literature in Mexico and has held important exhibitions of painting, sculpture and photography. Consequently, the Palacio de Bellas Artes has been called the "Cathedral of Art in Mexico". The building is located on the western side of the historic center of Mexico City next to the Alameda Central park.
The first National Theater of Mexico was built in the late 19th century, but it was soon decided to tear this down in favor of a more opulent building in time for Centennial of the Mexican War of Independence in 1910. 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 began again in 1932 under Mexican architect Federico Mariscal and was completed in 1934. It was then inaugurated on November 29, 1934 and was the first art museum in Mexico dedicated to exhibiting artistic objects for contemplation.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Diana Herrera | Mar 10, 2015
Great performance. They don't allow you to bring your drinks inside.
Miriam Lopez Medel | Jan 6, 2018
This event is famous in Mexico for aiming to keep traditional folkloric dance alive. The show lasts about 90min in which they showcase traditional dance and costumes of different regions in Mexico (coastal, northern, etc) all set to a live band and a choir. Beautiful show! I attended the performance at Castillo de Chapultepec (new venue). It's beautiful and makes for a great stage for the show. BUT, big downside is the way they have set up the chairs in this new venue. Seats are not assigned and they are just rows of chairs which make it difficult for people sitting at the back to see anything at all without standing. Organizers should have built bleachers to make sure everyone in the back could see or something else. Even the people sitting on the sides have the speakers blasting on their faces the whole show so avoid the side seating area for sure. My recommendation to make this worth it is to arrive 1.5hrs before the show starts. Find a center seat and bring a blanket as it might get chilly in the night. There is no food or drinks so don't go hungry :). Do not seat on the sides chairs to avoid the speakers or bring earplugs. Enjoy!
Syd R | Dec 12, 2017
Traditional beauty! If you want to see stunning Mexican customs and dressing flying harmoniously on spicy old music and a theatrical atmosphere come to see these ballet. I've never regret watching these marvelous show.
Michael Bujazan | Jan 18, 2017
Ballet Folclórico de México de Amalia Hernandez is a cultural gem and national treasure that is a MUST see on any visit to Mexico City, especially when the setting is Palacio de Bellas Artes! The dancers are professional and world-class. You will be mesmerized. If you are a foreigner this is Mexican culture and folklore at its very best. If you are Mexican you will rarely feel more proud of your heritage than when witnessing this company dance with their heart and soul.
Paul Rashidi | Aug 29, 2011
This is the best performance hall I've ever seen in my life! Granite and details on the inside and out are in the same class as the nicest halls in Europe. The performance of Ballet Folklorico de Mexico was also amazing with a cast of more then 40 amazing dancers it was truely a treat!
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