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Catch a Concert in the Auditorio Nacional

This is considered to be one of the top five places in the world to see live shows.

The National Auditorium has been a stage for concerts and shows since 1991. Musicians, bands, and national and international companies of performers have come to the venue to put on live concerts, dance and ballet presentations, film and opera productions, and exhibitions, among other events related to the arts, culture, and entertainment.

The auditorium boasts a handwoven curtain that replicates Las sandías, a painting by Rufino Tamayo. Created in Japan by Mexican and Japanese artisans, the curtain weighs 1.4 tons and measures 30 yards long by 19 yards high.

There is also an enormous organ weighing 55 tons. It is made up of 15,633 pipes, the smallest of which are about a two-thirds of an inch long, and the largest are a little over 33 feet long. It has five keyboards and a pedalboard. Ten blowers produce the air needed to operate the organ. Before each concert, a music from a range of genres is played on it to welcome the audience.

Outside the auditorium are a number of interesting sculptures: Escenario 750 by Vicente Rojo, Teorema inmóvil by Manuel Felguérez, Tres figuras áureas by Teodoro González, and La Luna by Juan Soriano.





Auditorio Nacional, Avenida Paseo de la Reforma, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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