Considered the most important religious building in the all american continent, in the heart of our beloved México City itself, the Metropolitan Cathedral rises majestically. Its construction lasted almost two hundred and fifty years and it mixes the work of numerous architects and builders plus a lot of architectural styles developed during his lengthy construction.
Palacio de Bellas Artes and Alameda Central
Opened under the name "Museo de Artes Plásticas", on november 29th, 1934, it was the first art museum in México, IE, the first cultural center dedicated to exhibiting art objets for contemplation. Its collection included pieces from the sixteenth century until 1934's murals of Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco and a room of mesoamerican sculpture, another mexican stamps and folk art museum, which housed the collection of Roberto Montenegro.
Since 400 years ago, Alameda is part of the urban landscape of Mexico City, the foundation had humble beginnings, when the layout of the city was recently defined, but the Viceroy Luis de Velasco understood the importance of giving the inhabitants of the capital of New Spain a place that was at the same time for "output and recreation neighbors" and serve as a meeting of a society that increasingly wanted to be recognized in their differences.
National Art Museum (MUNAL)
The National Art Museum is located in the building that formerly known as Communications Palace. That work was built between 1905 and 1911 by the italian architect Silvio Contri. This building for his vocation and monumentality should reflect the strength of the porfirian regime that had it built.
The building is eclectic historicist style, very unusual at that time, highlighting the influence of the renaissance style at lower levels. The upper levels were decorated with columns and neoclassical elements which harmonize with the somewhat austere lines of the neighboring Palacio de Mineria, also, the building was tucked in to leave a public square in front of the curren plaza Tolsá, to allow the showcasing of major buildings that are around.
The Historic Center
The Historic Center of México City, the largest and most emblematic of Latin America, is one of the most important tourist centers os the world and the leading destination for cultural tourism in the country, in it, some of the most prized cultural trasures of the nation and true architectural gems are concentrated. This wonder honored as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1987, has about 1,500 buildings, including temples, museums, hotels, shops, galleries, theaters and cultural centers, many of them classified as historical or artistic monuments, with 668 blocks and an area of 9.7 square kilometers, it is possilble to admire the architecture which summarizes the history of pre-hispanic, colonial, independent and modern times in our country.
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By 1521, justafter having overthrown the Aztec Empire, the spaniards demolished the Mexica constructions and built the Palace of the Viceroy of Palace of Cortés (currently National Palace) in what had been the Palace of Moctezuma II, to the east of the square, at the north wing a solar was built on the building of the Metropolitan Cathedral, formerly part of the Aztec Templo Mayor.