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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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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
Cuauhtemoc District
+52 55 3688 1255
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although it is free entry to this museum you have to have ID for your "group". Travelling on a lengthy trip from Australia the only form of ID we had were our passports and we watched the way they were left unattended outside of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Line was short, entrance was free, murals were endlessly intriguing. Rivera could really fill a wall!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hamfat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The murals of the history of Mexico, from the Azteca times to the cruel Spanish domination and the advent of the Republic, are a must of Rivera’s muralist work. Worth every second. If you ask you can have a personal guide to explain all the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Paulomen
Reviewed 4 days ago

the Diego Rivera murals depicting Mexican history are amazing as are the gardens and grounds of this palace

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ljz53
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although it's a pain in the butt, it's worth handing over your hat and bags to security to enter. The murals are interesting and overwhelming in their size, complexity, and political and social statements. The garden within the palace is a real treat too.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Hank M
Reviewed 6 days ago

On our final day in Mexico City, we had to visit the Palacio National or National Palace. It is located on one side of the Zocalo and is home to the offices of the president of Mexico and the Federal Treasury. Also the palace is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Ajleong273
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museums in CDMX are extremely well curated and this one is no exception. I was highly impressed with the palace and how it was presented. You can do it as you please and leave with your own impressions. For foreigners, you have to deposit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank woaishanghai
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace itself is OK, but the reason to go is to see Diego Rivera's stunning murals on the history of Mexico. You've seen pictures of them, but until you stand before them you cannot appreciate their sheer power. Marivelosa!

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank geekaypee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see Diego Rivera murals. Gorgeous grounds of the palace as well. Plan for about 2 hours and you should be able to see most of the highlights.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank bill55505
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed coming here. We tried to go on a day earlier in the week but it was closed, due to some political visitor that was there. The interior is beautiful and the Diego Rivera murals are absolutely spectacular. They also have two museums...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank wildbean
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The beating heart of the city lies within Centro
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Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to
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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
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
Evelina O
21 October 2016|
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Response from boo2U | Reviewed this property |
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