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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
Centro Histórico
+52 55 3688 1255
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited this on my first day in Mexico City and thought it was a great introduction to Mexican history. Almost all exhibit descriptions are in Spanish, so English speakers may struggle to read them. Still, the exhibits and the Palace are beautiful. You may...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is beautiful and Diego’s murals are breathtaking! This place is a must!! Be aware you must go early, any time after 11am is a busy mess! And it’s free!

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here are the directions and instructions you'll need. First, the entrance to the Palacio Nacional is NOT in front, not part of Zocalo, but down the side street. If you're standing in front of the Palacio Nacional, it's the street that goes down the left...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful structure, very rich in history was originally built for Cortez. We visited the palace with a city tour, but the Palace can easily visited on your own. It was very helpful having a guide, though, since he provided a detailed description...More

Thank Bill38360
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a fantastic girls' trip to Mexico. In our two days stay in Ciudad de Mexico included a a visit to Palacio National (free admission) to admire Diego Rivera's Murals. Once inside we had the extraordinary luck to meet Sr. Hugo Garcia -...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went later in the afternoon, where there was no queue to get in, there are little exhabitions everywhere, and the most beautiful murals. There are multiple buildings inside and is really worth a visit. You will need to bring a passport or a identification...More

Thank Memai334
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Diego Rivera murals. Very easy to enter, free, just need valid photo ID. Place is currently under construction. Gardens are beautiful. There are also some small historical exhibits. We went on a Tuesday morning and place was near empty no waiting to get in.

Thank Yolicruz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure that you visit this Palacio Nacional, which gives a perspective of the history of Mexico from the Conquest to the revolutionary of Diego Rivera, with his extraordinary murals. I believe that it deserves more mention in the must-see places in Mexico City.

Thank Catherinewilliams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing building. It is historically significant, having once been the home of Hernan Cortez, the man who conquered Mexico. There is a fantastic Diego Rivera mural depicting the history of Mexico. It's free, and open on Monday, when museums are closed.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a guided tour of the National Palace. It is an enormous structure that is well maintained, especially inside the building itself. It has enormous historical significance. It has amazing murals and the internal gardens are beautiful. I loved the cacti.

Thank klkh2002
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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