National Auditorium

National Auditorium (Spanish: Auditorio Nacional) is an entertainment centre located at Paseo de la Reforma #50, Chapultepec in Mexico City right in front of the Polanco hotel zone next to Campo Marte.

The National Auditorium, main site Mexico shows and considered among the top in the world by various specialized media, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and Gonzalo Ramírez del Sordo, Mexican architects and remodeled ingeralmente by Abraham zabludovsky and Teodoro González de León. There are carried out music concerts, art, Theatre and dance among other genres.

It also has a small venue available for smaller events, which is called Auditorio Lunario. Its total seating capacity is just under 10,000.

The Auditorio Nacional, the main campus of shows in Mexico and among the leaders of the world by various specialised media, the work of Mexican architects Pedro Ramirez Vazquez and Gonzalo Ramirez of the Deaf, And renovated by ingeralmente Abraham Zabludovsky and Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon. The concerts that are held here include music, art, theater and dance, among other genres.

Constructed in 1952, it was used for volleyball and basketball matches of the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games and had seen performances of the San Francisco Ballet and New York Philharmonic in 1958. The auditorium was the venue for the gymnastics events at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Since the 1970's, it has been used primarily for international music, song, dance and film festivals, fairs and exhibitions.

In 1990, the auditorium went through some reconstruction which brought it to the current design.

It hosted the 1993 and 2007 Miss Universe pageants.

In May 2007, the American magazine Pollstar ranked the National Auditorium as the best concert venue in the world.

In November 2007, the Auditorio Nacional won the Billboard Touring Awards for best concert venue in the world.

The Auditorium houses the largest pipe organ in Latin America.


  • 1968 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. p. 77.

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