Palace of Fine Arts

Local namePalacio de Bellas Artes
LocationCuahutémoc, Mexico City

The Palacio de Bellas Artes is a prominent cultural center in Mexico City. This hosts performing arts events, literature events and plastic arts galleries and exhibitions. "Bellas Artes" for short, has been called the "art cathedral of Mexico", and is located on the western side of the historic center of Mexico City which is close to the Alameda Central park.

Bellas Artes replaced the original National Theater, built in the late 19th century. The latter was demolished as part of urban redesign in Mexico City, and a more opulent building was planned to celebrate the centennial of the Mexican War of Independence in 1910. The initial design and construction was undertaken by Italian architect Adamo Boari in 1904, but complications arising from the soft subsoil and the political problem both before and during the Mexican Revolution, hindered then stopped construction completely by 1913.

Tags MuseumNeoclassical ArchitectureModern ArchitectureArt DecoArt Nouveau StyleArt MuseumMusic VenueOpera
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Opening hours

Tue - Sun: 10 am - 6 pm

Box Office Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 10: 00 to 17:45 h

Access to the museum up to 15 minutes before closing


Temporary exhibition: 70 MXN
Permanent exhibition: 70 MXN

Free entry for children under 13 years.

More information and contact


Official website





Phone +52 55 5283 4600

Address Col. Polanco Chapultepec, 11560 Mexico City, Mexico

Coordinates 19°26'7.8" N -99°8'28.456" E

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