Mexico
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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  • Day109

    México City Day 1 pt 3

    February 18 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    More of the beautiful mosaic/mexican style buildings right in the historic centre (near our hostel) and the images also show the famous paintings we mentioned in the post about the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' building and the Tiffany curtain.Read more

  • Day108

    México City Day 1 pt 2

    February 17 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    More of our walking tour took us round the impressive post office, political building and the heart of the city; the Palacio de Bellas Artes which is designed in an art deco style inside (very much like alot of buildings in New York or Great gatsby 😎) it houses an art gallery on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor. Including the famous work of Diago Rivera (married to Frida Kahlo also famous painter and revolutionary woman of her time! 😊) 'Man, Controller of the Universe' which was originally was started in the Rockefeller building in New York, but as it was deemed too radical and communist, the Rockefeller family had it destroyed in 1934, so Diago had to come back to Mexico City after losing his contract in America and re-paint this mural in the Palacio de Bella Artes. It also has art by other artists of that era like Siqueiros, Alfaro, Orozco, O'Gorman and Tamay. The palace is also home to many famous shows including ballets, opera and musicals. The curtain in the main threatre is very famous for being designed by Tiffany Co. in 1912 made with mosaic of a million 2 cm crystals composing the landscape of the Valley of Mexico. On our walk we also came across streets of just dresses which apparently are a big thing for when girls turn 15,its a sweet 15 not 16 here. But they have big parties that can cost up to $5000 or $6000 just for one party! The cakes are a big thing too, as you have to have an amazing cake for such a big party lol 😂Read more

  • Day2

    Palacio de Bellas Artes

    July 28, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    El palacio de Bellas Artes, ubicado en el centro histórico de Ciudad de México es un edificio erigido en acero y mármol, construido de modo conmemorativo al centenario de la independencia mexicana. Contiene obras temporales y permanentes de artistas mexicanos. Dentro de sus obras permanentes se destacan los murales que engalanan los corredores.Read more

  • Day19

    Centro Historico Take 2

    December 31, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Other than in Thailand, it's always a challenge being in a faraway place over the holidays. We try to plan out our days, but inevitably the plans get thrown out the window as soon as we get started.

    This year was no exception. We set out this morning intending to revisit some of the sites we couldn't get to on Saturday because of the crowds. We had planned a lunch at Comedor Vegetariana, which is located just south of the old city.

    On our way, we got sidetracked by a boulevard lined with tech shops and spent a little time finding a new screen protector for Brenda's cell phone. By that time I was getting a little peckish so we decided to stop at the restaurant before starting our touring. But when we arrived at the restaurant, we found it to be closed. Brenda then suggested we go to Gopal, a vegan Indian restaurant, but it opened at 1:00 and we had some time to kill. We stopped in at a museum showing the works of local artists that was at times whimsical and at times impressive, particularly the carvings.

    From there, we went to Sears, not to shop but because of its strategic location across the street from the Palacio de Bellas Artes. The Sears café on the ninth floor made for a perfect photo op of the Palacio, by far the most beautiful building in the city.

    Then off we went to Gopal only to find it closed as well. We made a couple of phone calls and found that VEGuerrero would be open until 4:00. OK, it was almost 2 kms away, but we had to eat, and we really enjoyed their food the other day. We arrived hungry and altogether we ordered seven tacos, a torta (sandwich) and two beers for the princely sum of $14.00.

    With full and happy bellies, we walked the two kilometers back to the old city.

    We wrapped up our tour with a visit to the ruins of El Templo Mayor, the main temple of the Mexica peoples. The construction dates back to 1325 and was expanded in seven different phases over the next two centuries. In 1521 the temple was sacked by the Spaniards, Cortes ordered the destruction of the pyramids, and built a Mediterranean style settlement on the site.

    The Aztec architects designed such good foundations for their structures, the buildings erected on them are still standing straight while the surrounding properties not built on Aztec bases are all sinking into the ground.

    The photos below show just how much many of the buildings in the old city have shifted.

    By the time we made our way back to our hotel this New Year's eve, pretty much everything but the convenience stores had closed.

    But it's ok. We're well stocked with snacks and goodies with a bottle of bubbly sitting on ice as I write this.

    Let's see how our plans for New Years day pan out.

    Happy New Year!!!
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  • Day156

    Mexico City's Nachtleben

    September 7, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Per U-Bahn machen wir uns abends auf den Weg in die Innenstadt, um ein erfrischendes Getränk zu uns zu nehmen. Das Zentrum ist rege belebt und zeigt sich ansprechend beleuchtet. Gustavo führt uns in eine der Seitengassen, hier ist das Bier günstiger und die Atmosphäre bodenständiger als um die Ecke.🍻Read more

  • Day1

    Torre Latinoamericana

    July 27, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    La Torre Latinoamericana, ubicada en el centro de CDMX es un edificio de más de 60 años. Posee 44 pisos, del piso 38 en adelante es posible acceder a un museo, restaurante y miradores. A través de sus miradores, se puede apreciar una increíble vista 360° de la ciudad sin interrupciones urbanísticas.
    Ha sobrellevado múltiples terremotos entre ellos el de 1985 que dejó múltiples estragos en la ciudad.
    Su costo de acceso es de 75 MXP, y es posible acceder a la torre varias veces al día con la manilla de ingreso por lo cual tuvimos una vista de la ciudad de día, al atardecer y nocturna.
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  • Day1

    Avenida Francisco Madero

    July 27, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Esta calle peatonal es una de las más concurridas del centro de la ciudad y conecta el Palacio de Bellas Artes con la plaza del Zócalo. Por la calle se ve todo tipo de locales comerciales y de comidas, así como de artistas callejeros. Los mexicanos dicen que te pueden robar (carterear) pero nosotros no vimos nada raro. Aquí encontramos los famosos tacos de canasta en el sitio "Tacos los especiales". El lugar se reconoce por su extensa fila, la cual vale la pena esperar.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Palacio de Bellas Artes, قصر الفنون الجميلة, Палац вытанчаных мастацтваў, Дворец на изящните изкуства, Palau de Belles Arts, Palaco de Belartoj, ארמון האמנויות היפות, Palača lijepe umjetnosti, Գեղարվեստի պալատ, ベジャス・アルテス宮殿, ნატიფი ხელოვნების სასახლე, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Дворец изящных искусств, Güzel Sanatlar Sarayı, Палац образотворчих мистецтв, 艺术宫

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