The Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros is a cultural, political and social facility located in Mexico City as part of the World Trade Center Mexico City. It was designed and decorated by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the 1960s and hosts the largest mural work in the world called La Marcha de la Humanidad. The building has a theatre, galleries and more, but the main focus is the Forum Universal, which contains the interior portion of Siqueiros' mural work. Visitors can experience the mural while standing on a rotating stage, listening to Siqueiros narrate.
The Polyforum is a decagon shaped construction with different exhibition spaces that feature David Alfaro Siqueiros’ work. The building is part of a business complex called the World Trade Center Mexico City in the Benito Juárez borough of Mexico City. This complex was designed by architects Joaquín Alvarez, Guillermo Rossel de la Lama and Ramón Mikelajáuregui, and built just outside Parque de la Lama, but the Polyforum was designed and decorated by Siqueiros, who nicknamed it “El coronelazo.” The exterior is in the form of a diamond and the inside has eight sides. The building with its murals is considered to be an “artistic heritage site” for Mexico, registered by the Centro Nacional de Conservación, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura and Registro del Patrimonio Artístico Mueble. The Polyforum is a multiple event facility dedicated to cultural, political and social events. Its main aspects include a 500-seat theatre, two galleries, offices and the Foro Universal or Universal Forum.
Syutkin Sergey | Jan 26, 2017
Staff is very pleasant, the site is cool, a bit old, but it was built in 70s and you have to get it.. Still private property, so good that they are maintain this place.
Eduardo Fierro | Sep 15, 2016
We went for a graduation party, this is the most beautiful place I have been for a party, the whole place is a huge Siqueiros mural from wall to wall and floor to ceiling, picturing Mexican history through the years. I recommend attending the show were the whole audience seating area turns 360˚ in about 1 hr (as far as I remember) and they walk you through the mural's content.
Jason Meltzer | Jan 20, 2016
Really interesting! The murals both inside and out are amazing. Quite overwhelming. Not much else to see here, but worth the trip to see the murals. Beware the interactive guide is very unintuitive and could be done better. A written guide would be superior but unavailable.
Paco Ojeda | Aug 5, 2016
What a surprisingly beautiful place! Visiting the upstairs area, where a large 360º mural sits ontop of a large, circular platform that can be made to spin for theatrical performances, is a definite must.
Vladimir Dotsenko | Jan 18, 2017
A fascinating space to visit. One of the highlights in Mexico city.
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