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A rich Art Nouveau facade offset by an opulent Art Deco interior characterizes the grandeur of one of Mexico City's most notable cultural landmarks, the Palace of Fine Arts. Radiant in its Carrara marble facade that glints under the sun, the building's resplendent dome is its zenith, a crystal-hewn structure that dazzles in ombre shades of yellow and orange. The building, built partly by architects Adamo Boari and Federico Mariscal, was envisioned as a celebratory landmark to commemorate the centenary of the Mexican War of Independence. Though plans for the building were laid as early as 1904, its construction ceased abruptly in 1913, owing to political and structural impediments. The building's construction was suspended for 20 years, only to begin again in 1932. This time, Federico Mariscal undertook the task and completed the building's construction in 1934. Since then, this revered landmark has been Mexico City's cultural nerve, having hosted everything from opera and dance to music, literature and art events in its seasoned span. Its mural-clad walls are home to the National Theater, the National Museum of Architecture and the National Institute of Fine Arts.
This theatre pays homage to one of Mexico's most famous singers and film stars, the unforgettable Jorge Negrete. Light comedies are usually presented here using singers or actors of national or international fame such as Angélica María and Julio Alemánare, two much-loved artists. One show is given on Fridays and two on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone, Internet or through Ticketmaster. Parking is available.
This modern theater complex has much to offer due to its housing six different stages upon which its presents a variety of works for all ages and tastes. The theaters found here are: Fernando Soler, Manolo Fábregas, México, Renacimiento, San Rafael and Virginia Fábregas. Drama, comedy, musicals, farce, one-act plays and monologues are some of what you can experience. There is both a cafe and a bar inside the establishment. Valet and self-service parking are available.
Located in the North of the city, Teatro Tepeyac revels in its great fame among theater lovers. Diverse performances with renowned actors and directors have been presented here. Known for dishes out acts that are thought provoking and entertaining, seldom does this theater leave its audience dissatisfied with the acts played out on stage. With great acoustics, seating and lighting, this theater adds a bit of intimacy between the performers and the audience, enabling you to take in the emotions and messages being passed out.
This theater, located in the Centro Libanés, presents mostly comedic plays. Some of them have run here for more than five years. The program also includes drama and performances for children. The theater has a parking lot as well as valet parking. If you want to have a bite before or after the performance, there is a cafe and a bar inside the venue.