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El Teatro Lírico has proudly presented works that have come directly from Broadway. The choreography and the Spanish adaptations of the songs have made this place a hot spot for theatre lovers. It has also presented comedies and dramas with renowned theatre actors. This theatre has a great tradition in Mexico and is located in one of the most legendary areas, the Centro Histórico. Public parking is available near the theatre. Seats are 120 pesos.
Between 1888 and 1889, artist Jesús F. Contreras, created a small garden and sculpted three bronze statues of kings of the Aztec Triple Alliance in the pre-Columbian era. The garden depicts the Triple Alliance, a political and military confederation of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan (Tacuba). The beautifully sculpted statues are of Itzcoatl, Nezahualcoyotl and Totoquihuatzi who depict power of politics and military of that period.
The architect who designed what would be the first engineering school in the Americas was Manuel Tolsá, Spanish sculptor and adherent of the so-called Neo-Classical Mexican arts movement. This extraordinary palace of learning, part boarding school and part Mines Tribunal (regulatory body for the country's mining industry), was constructed between 1797 and 1813. Concurrent with Neo-Classical ideals, it has a solid and robust aspect with a majestic main patio, austere secondary patios and a stairway said to be the most beautiful in the country. Today, the building houses the Engineering School of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, to which academic entity it also belongs. It is often used for cultural activities such as the book fair held each spring.
The Palacio de Correos de Mexico is the main post office of Mexico City and has been established in early 20th century. The building has a mix of architectural styles, however, the most prominent ones include the Spanish Renaissance Revival and Plateresque styles. The building has undergone restorations in the past as it was severely damaged by an earthquake. Today, the building stands in its original form and also houses the Naval History Museum on its fourth story.
Built between 1902 and 1907 by the Italian architect of the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum), Adamo Boari, the Post Office has a stone facade carved with renaissance motifs. The main entrance faces diagonally towards the corner, covered by a wrought iron awning sustained by thick chains, over which two balconies jut out. The interior has an interesting spatial distribution and decor combining wrought iron and Carrara marble used throughout the stairways, counter, tables and post boxes. In the upper levels of the building, there is a museum where the historical development of the Mexican postal service is shown through philately.
One of the greatest losses of Mexico City's cultural inheritance is related to the convent of San Francisco. The expansion of the city center, along with the Latin-American Tower construction project, had the dire effect of leaving only a small part of the cloister and church intact. The House of Beasts, or rather, Emperor Montezuma's zoological collection, originally occupied this land. After the Spanish conquest, Hernán Cortes gave it to the Franciscans (the first order to establish itself in what was then called New Spain), who built a 32,490 square meter convent, the biggest in America. Part of the installation included the school of Artes y Oficios (Skills and Trades) of San Jose de los Naturales, which aimed to educate indigenous children.
This authentic Mexican theatre has perhaps the most tradition in the city. It is remembered for being, a decades back, the best theatre for revues, musicals, light comedy as well as traditional Mexican performing arts.. Internationally renowned artists and singers have performed here. Currently it is presenting plays for the whole family as well as concerts and musicals. It is located almost in front of Garibaldi square. The seats are very cheap and vary. Public parking is available.