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The Palacio de Bellas Artes ("Palace of Fine Arts") is the premier opera house of Mexico City. It was designed by the Italian architect Adamo Boari in 1901 but construction was not completed until 1934, in a spectacular art deco interiors, and for the majestic art nouveau exterior. The weight of the building is so massive that it has been sinking a few centimeters yearly since the completion of its construction.

The construction site was chosen by President Porfirio Díaz because it was located in downtown (by then, Mexico City's financial and hosting district), on an elegant park promenade, and face to face with the tallest buildings in the city from the early 1920s to the late 1930s.

The building is famous for both its extravagant art nouveau exterior in imported Italian white marble as well as its murals by Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and José Clemente Orozco.












 

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this is some fine architecture and one of the many beautiful landmarks in Mexico City

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This building is pretty grand... But the dome looks kinda... "gay" :D

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I really like it!! 9.5/10
 

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