Palacio de Bellas Artes

Centro Histórico
Cultural Center

Situated next to Alameda Park just blocks from Mexico City’s zocalo, this magnificent opera house, completed in 1934, boasts a mélange of architectural styles that include Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, and Deco touches. The first and second floors contain huge murals by various Mexican luminaries, most notably Diego Rivera (his iconic “Man at the Cross Roads” lives here) and Rufino Tamayo. Another marvel is the stained glass Tiffany curtain depicting the Valley of Mexico. Free half-hour tours are conducted on weekdays, starting at 1 p.m.

Palacio de Bellas Artes
Av. JuárezMexico City, Mexico

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