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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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Address: Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 55 3688 1255
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This historic building was once occupied by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish...

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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Go see the incredible Diego Rivera murals!!

This is a must see to go and cherish the amazing feat of art work by Diego Rivera!! Please go! You can couple this visit w a drive by the Zocalo ..or if you need a bigger fix... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see to go and cherish the amazing feat of art work by Diego Rivera!! Please go! You can couple this visit w a drive by the Zocalo ..or if you need a bigger fix of Mexican muralists- go to Museo San Ildefonso- if you get hungry-- go to near by "El Cardenal" and dine on classical... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The palace is where all the presidents and leaders of the past stayed... and you can learn about them and a lot of Mexico's history here. It's an easy tour... you can be done in 2 hours or 6, depending on how much time you want to take on each area. You can see furniture used, money coined, uniforms and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building startet 1563 as the residence of the Vize-king of New Spain. It was destroyed two times by fire in 1659 and 1692 and was rebuilt in its today form. After the Independence of Mexico it became government seat. 1926 received the building its 3. floor and Diego Rivera started to paint between 1929 until 1951his famous Mural of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to see the way different governments/countries operate. Benito Juarez museum is awesome. They have some murals that are fun to decipher.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You would need to bring an ID (passport or driver's license) to get a visitor pass to get in. The building has magnificent colonial architecture and the interior had many beautiful murals created by Diego Rivera.

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Worth going there only to see the murals! Don't forget to bring your ID otherwise you are not signed in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excuse the pun but it's Palaciego, Grande! Hermosa! A must see on an Historical District Tour! Gorgeous!

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The inside of the palace is amazing you aren't allowed to take photos which is a shame as there are some fabulous carvings etc inside, we were lucky we were there around the day of the dead when they had all the carts outside dedicated to famous people all dressed in flowers there was even on for William Shakespeare

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The murals by Diego Rivera are beautiful and have such an amazing story to them. You must see these!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Diego Rivera's mural within the National Palace tells the story of the nation from the point of view of the post-revolutionary period in stunning color and form. It is one of the most important murals of the Mexican Muralist movement. Go see it, you won't be disappointed.

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