The Fine Arts Palace built at the start of the twentieth century is a concert hall and a theatre. Some of the things to admire in its Art Deco interior are the glass stage curtain depicting the Valley of Mexico and murals by Diego Rivera, Jose Orozco and David Siqueiros.
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The bronze statue of Izcoatl is one of the three in the small Garden of the Triple Alliance in downtown Mexico City. The rulers represent the city states in the Valley of Mexico during 1428-1521. The statues were made by the artist Jesus Contreras in the late nineteenth century.
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Museo Frida Kahlo is the house where the artist was born, lived and died in 1954. The place is now filled with her painting and the paintings of other famous artists, including those of her lover, Diego Rivera. After Kahlo's death Rivera donated the house and its treasures to the nation.
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The suburb of Xochimilco is a reminder Mexico City was once a waterworld with a network of canals and floating islands. Now the bright wooden boats, much like those used by the Aztecs, ferry weekend visitors the length of the waterways while on some the Mariachi bands travel along and entertain the guests.
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