Music and theatre in the Palacio de Bellas Artes
Luxurious seats in an impressive palace designed to present the best shows in town.
An exquisite stage.
It is hard to imagine a better place for fine arts. This impressive, exquisite palace, with its rounded line and its unmistakable orange- and yellow-hued domes, was declared an Artistic Monument by Unesco in 1987. Inside, there is a large theatre, where the show begins before the curtain is drawn. It is indeed the immense curtain that is first thing that will capture the visitor's attention, due to the two big volcanoes painted on it. The best artists and musicians in the country perform on this stage, since this is where the Compañía Nacional de Danza (National Ballet), the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (National Symphonic Orchestra) and the Compañía Nacional de Teatro (National Theatre Group) première their work. The palace is also the home of the Museo Nacional de Arquitectura (National Architecture Museum) and the Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum). Its construction began in 1904, but it took three decades to complete, its opening taking place on the 29th of September 1934. Watching a show in this theatre is a true pleasure but, if this is not possible, we still recommend a visit to wander inside it and admire the enormous lights, the mural paintings and stained glass panels.
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