José Peón Contreras Theater

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José Peón Contreras Theater is an authentic symbol of culture and art in Yucatán. This neoclassical style building was designed by Italian architects, constructed in the early 20th century, and opened in December 1908. It owes its name to the Yucatán poet, novelist, playwright, medical doctor, and politician José Peón Contreras (1843–1907). Today, it is the most prominent cultural center in the state, hosting national and international events, plays, operas, concerts, dance performances, variety shows, and children’s shows, as well as festivals and conferences. Since 2004, it has hosted performances by the Yucatán Symphonic Orchestra and has been consolidated as a renowned theater throughout the entire country

Calle 60 número 463 entre 57y 59, Calle 59, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc.


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