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A Remnant of Mexico's Belle Époque
Teatro de la Ciudad was initially known as Teatro Esperanza Iris established in 1918. Its site is where the former majestic Mayorazgo de Villanueva Palace was built. Currently, it is now the most sought after public venues for most of the cultural events happening in the city.
The Teatro de la Ciudad is a grand structure built using neo-classical architecture. Its facade is similar to its neighbouring building, the old House of Representatives. The interior of the building is best described as Art Noveau which is appropriately tagged as a remnant of the country’s belle époque of the early part of the 20th century.
The funds for the construction of Teatro de la Ciudad was partly funded by Esperanza Iris and after her death, the building was transferred to the city government.