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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
Centro Histórico
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+52 55 3688 1255
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"the diego rivera murals"
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"drivers license"
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"main staircase"
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"benito juarez"
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"great murals"
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"murals painted"
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"second floor"
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"mexico's history"
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"main square"
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"free entry"
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"worth a visit"
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"metropolitan cathedral"
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"visiting mexico city"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The grandeur of the National Palace is dwarfed by the greatness of these murals. I was amazed, and wished I could have spent another hour gazing at them, or had a private tour guide to explain more. There were more than adequate explanations in English...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Go for the Diego Rivera murals. The whole history Mexico is told in these beautiful works of art. The entrance is on the side of the palace and you need to leave an ID and be badged.

Thank Gerrie M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful interior courtyard, ceremonial rooms and of course the murals depicting Mexican history. It’s free! To enter from zocalo, go around the corner toward your left (side nearest Cathedral). There’s not great signage but you’ll find someone in front of a barrier entrance. You must...More

Thank L C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Concerned about parting with my passport! Luckily as I was with a Mexican family member with his ID I didn't have to do so.(this may not always be the case...) Lots to see. I recommend a basic study of Mexican history before you go, there...More

Thank Valcane
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Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful gardens and a lovely palace to visit. you need your passport and they will take it away from you and give it back when you come out

Thank emilyjf123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for walking around and getting a little of the Mexican History. Relaxing gardens as well. Be prepared, they will make you leave an ID that you don't get back until you leave.

Thank taili
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful courtyard and art throughout the grounds. Diego Rivers murals are gorgeous! Other exhibits too!

Thank LeeMc0211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My main reason for visiting the National Palace was to see the Diego Rivera murals. They did not disappoint. They are massive, colorful, education and simply wonderful. I was amazed at the size of the one by the stairs. Then, there are quite a few...More

Thank Mathyew
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building with gorgeous murals by Diego Rivera. We came on the weekday when it just open hence not very busy. Having a private guide explaning the history of the building that tied to the Mexico history was a great way. The murals on 2nd...More

Thank FennyGrochocki
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You only need to leave your passport and you can go I side. They had an interesting exhibit about the Mexica but if you're anywhere near here you should go in and see the great Diego Rivera mural about the history of the area.

Thank Ivanjsarabia
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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
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
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