Avenida Juárez y Eje Lázaro Cárdenas
06050 Mexico City, Mexico
tel: 5512 2593
fax: 5510 1388
NileGuide Expert tip:
It's crowded on Sundays, especially when there is a popular art exhibit.
Construction of the Palace of Fine Arts started in 1904 and ended in 1932. Technical difficulties, budgetary constraints and the 1910 Mexican revolution interrupted what was supposed to be a four year project.
It is a magnificent white marble building used for world-class performing arts shows such as symphonic orchestras, operas, plays, singers and performers. It is undoubtedly the most prestigious performing arts center in all of Mexico.
In addition, the building is also a museum with a steady stream of shows of Mexican and European painters. The interior walls have murals by Jose Clemente Orozco as well as stunning bronce sculptures and stained glass windows.