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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
+52 55 3688 1255
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This historic building was once occupied by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztecs, and includes a famous panoramic mural of Mexican history by Diego Rivera.
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Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A special exhibit from Oaxaca is there until June20th. Tomb 7 from Monte Albán has several beautiful artifacts there. Not to mention Diego Riveras (sp?) he has several murals there. The murals are grand, they depict Mexican culture. Very impressive. It doesn’t open until 10:00...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A must when in the Centro Historical. Impressive buildings, art (Diego Rivera murals are the top of the list) and history. If you're a Mexican history buff the Benito Juarez residence/museum is well worth seeing too. There are also some lovely gardens that offer respite...More

Thank Matthew D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an old an unique building which serves the Mexican government today. There are huge beautiful paintings by Diego Rivera which make this place a true Jem, This is a government building so there are some security measures at the entrance.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place. So much about more recent Mexican history Has an amazing Diego Rivera mural about the history of Mexico in side the palace on a wall We also saw a traveling tour about the mextecas Indians which was better than most museos.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Focal point in the Historic District, and for good reason. A principal government building, but for the visitor also a modest museum with a good introduction to the rich history of Mexico, and must see murals by Diego Rivera.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took us a while to find the correct entrance to the palace to see the Diego Rivera murals. We wound up seeing another free museum first which had exhibits on China and Egypt. Someone there directed us to the other entrance. You have to...More

Thank Gayle G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend going here. Most tourists dont know about this place or just assume that they cannot enter the palace. You are asked for a passport or a govt issued ID (Driver's licence worked for me) and you get a visitor pass, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit to see the murals which explain the Aztec civilisation and their demise at the hands of the Spanish

Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Worth visiting. The entrance is free and you need an ID with you. Bags need to be left at entrance and no water is allowed. Easily 2 hours visit.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The huge Rivera murals covering 3 levels, are found off the palaces courtyard, facing you as you go for the stairs. It was quiet when we went in April, perhaps because the whole mural was covered with scaffolding. Work in progress to repair structural damage...More

Thank Lynne H
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Sonia M
31 January 2018|
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Response from WJD_CO | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was open, if you click on it in trip advisor, it brings up a new page that lets you book a tour. Take ID Best to go before noon
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SamanthaVL
18 August 2017|
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Response from Jlu2903 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations are required.........if planning a visit, would recommend during the week and avoid busy weekends (holidays). You must leave your passport with one of the security guards and pick it up at the end of the... More
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Evelina O
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I didn't see any, we had our own guide, there were people milling around us because they wanted to hear what our guide was telling us. try looking on the website, it should tell you if there are "official" guides for hire... More
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