If you like art, you must visit it. It is an art museum in the center of the CDMX, it is the most popular among all the cultural centers, it was built for the purpose of the centennial celebrations of the independence of Mexico in 1910, but was completed in 1934.
Palacio de Bellas Artes CDMX
History of the Palace of Fine Arts
Its construction began in 1904 and culminated in 1934, it was inaugurated on September 29th of that same year, under the government of Porfirio Diaz. In 1947 it was occupied by the National Institute of Fine Arts. In 1998 it was included in the World Monuments Watch.
The completion was to be finished in 1910, as it was the centenary of Mexico’s independence, but the project was delayed due to the sinking of the building on a spongy ground and after the Mexican Revolution that took place between 1910 to 1920.
As over time some parts of the museum have deteriorated, they have had to be rebuilt to keep safe the murals and among other monuments and sculptures that the place keeps inside. It also houses the National Museum of Architecture and the National Theater.
What can you see in the Palace of Fine Arts?
In it you will find a beautiful and extensive theater that has witnessed outstanding events such as opera, dance, music, art and literature that have taken place since its inauguration.
On the stage of the main theater there is a curtain made of colored glass pieces, representing the Valley of Mexico, designed by Mexican artist Gerardo Murillo and made in New York by Louis Comfort Tiffany in 1911.
It also includes a concert hall, on the 4th floor is located the National Museum of Architecture that exhibits among other things architectural decorations representing Mexican plant and animal life, as well as masks that recall pre-Hispanic traditions.
The Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts, with Carrara marble interiors, exhibits Mexican paintings of the XIX and XX centuries and other works of art in the halls, besides the murals of Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and other Mexican artists exhibited in the balconies of the halls.
Location of the Palace of Fine Arts
It is located on Avenida Juárez s/n esq. Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, Centro Histórico, CP 06050, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, for more information about the museum you can call 55 1000 4622 ext. 2132, 2155.
Palacio de Bellas Artes opening hours
If you want to visit them you can go from Tuesday to Sunday, it will be open from 11:00 am to 5.00 pm, free admission for students, teachers, INAPAM, employees of the Ministry of Culture and INBA with valid credentials and on Sundays.
Admission to the Museo de Bellas Artes is $70 Mexican pesos for adults and children pay $30 Mexican pesos. The museum offers different services for its visitors, such as special guided tours behind closed doors, animated tours and tours for the handicapped, bookstore, restaurant and cafeteria, information module and elevators.
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