Diego Rivera at Palacio de Bellas Artes

We did a visit to the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. It’s so pretty on the outside. We quickly hurried in as rain seems to be starting.

This cultural icon, constructed between 1904 and 1934, is an architectural masterpiece, combining Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. It was mainly designed by Italian architect Adamo Boari, with Mexican architect Federico Mariscal completing the interior.

As we explored, the building’s design, featuring a stunning marble exterior and a magnificent interior, captivated us.

However, our primary focus was the works of Diego Rivera, one of Mexico’s most famous muralists. Yes we are visited his works again after we visited the National Palace. Known for his large frescoes that helped establish the Mexican Mural Movement, Rivera’s art inside Palacio de Bellas Artes such as “Man at the Crossroads” (Man, Controller of the Universe is the alternate name) reflects deep social and political insights.

Seeing Rivera’s work up close, in a place that is a cornerstone of Mexican culture, was an enriching experience!