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Auditorio Nacional

Admire the intriguing design of this famous entertainment venue and listen to the delightful tones of Mexico’s largest musical instrument.

The Auditorio Nacional is a prominent cultural hub, which hosts a variety of exciting events. Enjoy art exhibitions, dance shows, musical concerts and theater productions in this sleek venue. Capture photos of the center’s striking architecture and the modern sculptures that surround the building.

Learn about the history of this preeminent entertainment venue, which was constructed in 1952 by Mexican architects Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and Gonzalo Ramírez del Sordo. It underwent extensive redesigns in 1991, led by Teodoro González de León and Abraham Zabludovsky. The venue’s large hall consists of around 10,000 seats raised above and around the stage. Some of the more notable events the center has hosted over the years include two Miss Universe pageants and the final performance of acclaimed band R.E.M.

View the interesting modern sculptures found outside the venue. See the red-and-blue Escenario 750 by sculptor Vicente Rojo and the Tres Figuras Aureas, a distinctive triangular sculpture by Teodoro González de León.

Check out a jazz or pop music performance, see a ballet or bring the kids for one of the center’s many family-friendly events. Attend one of the photography, painting or sculpture exhibits held in this eclectic venue. Purchase snacks and refreshments from the bar on the western side of the auditorium.

Don’t miss the center’s impressive Monumental Organ of the National Auditorium, the creation of which began in 1934. Listen to its booming sound fill the hall during the warm-up before concerts and shows. This enormous instrument is among the largest in Latin America. Featuring 15,633 flutes of varying size, the organ can be used both acoustically and electronically.

Get tickets from the center’s Box Office, which opens daily from morning to night. Find the Auditorio Nacional in the Polanco district about 6 miles (10 kilometers) to the west of central Mexico City. The auditorium is easily accessible by metro. Park in the lot found at the adjacent Campo Marte.

Experience some of Mexico City’s best visual and performance art at this landmark venue.

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InterContinental Presidente Mexico City $135
InterContinental Presidente Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City

Campos Eliseos 218, Mexico City, CDMX
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Polanco, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Avenida Presidente Masaryk and Chapultepec Park. Auditorio Nacional and French Embassy are also within 15 minutes. Polanco Station is 10 minutes by foot and Auditorio Station is 12 minutes.

    Hyatt Regency Mexico City $159
    Hyatt Regency Mexico City

    Hyatt Regency Mexico City

    Campos Eliseos No. 204 Polanco, Chapultepec, Mexico City, CDMX
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Mexico City hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Chapultepec Park and Avenida Presidente Masaryk. French Embassy and Auditorio Nacional are also within 15 minutes. Auditorio Station is 8 minutes by foot and Polanco Station is 11 minutes.

      Camino Real Polanco Mexico $111
      Camino Real Polanco Mexico

      Camino Real Polanco Mexico

      Mariano Escobedo 700, Col Anzures, Mexico City, CDMX
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Mexico City hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Museo de Arte Moderno, Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art, and Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec. Castillo de Chapultepec and Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez are also within 9 mi (15 km). Chapultepec Station is 16 minutes by foot and Sevilla Station is 18 minutes.

        W Mexico City $188
        W Mexico City

        W Mexico City

        Campos Eliseos 252 Chapultepec, Mexico City, CDMX
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Polanco, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Avenida Presidente Masaryk, Chapultepec Park, and French Embassy. Auditorio Nacional and Monumento a los Ninos Heroes are also within 2 mi (3 km). Polanco Station is 12 minutes by foot and Auditorio Station is 22 minutes.

          JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City $179
          JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City

          JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City

          Andres Bello No 29, Mexico City, CDMX
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Polanco, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Avenida Presidente Masaryk, Chapultepec Park, and French Embassy. Auditorio Nacional and Museo Nacional de Antropologia are also within 1 mi (2 km). Auditorio Station is 10 minutes by foot and Polanco Station is 12 minutes.

            Suites Obelisk $121
            Suites Obelisk

            Suites Obelisk

            Julio Verne 28 y 30, Polanco, Mexico City, CDMX
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Polanco, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chapultepec Park, French Embassy, and Avenida Presidente Masaryk. Auditorio Nacional and Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec are also within 1 mi (2 km). Auditorio Station is 11 minutes by foot and Polanco Station is 14 minutes.

              Dominion Polanco $270
              Dominion Polanco

              Dominion Polanco

              Aristoteles 21, Col. Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City, CDMX
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Polanco, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Avenida Presidente Masaryk, Chapultepec Park, and French Embassy. Auditorio Nacional and Antara Polanco are also within 1 mi (2 km). Polanco Station is 8 minutes by foot and Auditorio Station is 22 minutes.

                Hotel Polanco $63
                Hotel Polanco

                Hotel Polanco

                Edgar Allan Poe 8, Col Polanco, Mexico City, CDMX
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Polanco, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of French Embassy and Avenida Presidente Masaryk. Chapultepec Park and Auditorio Nacional are also within 10 minutes. Auditorio Station is 14 minutes by foot and Polanco Station is 17 minutes.