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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 Historico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Palacio Nacional is an interesting building full of history. It was the home of the Spanish Consulate during Colonial times and then it became the President's home until 1944. It was also where Mexico declared independence. Inside the building is the Museo Nacional de...More

Thank IvyD-L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm becoming a big fan on the historic center of Mexico City, everytime a friend is in town we head there but this time it was my first time at Palacio Nacional, we enjoy seeing the impressive building and the botanical garden but of course...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Diego Rivera Murals were out of this world definitely a must see. Also the entire palace area was just serene and beautiful.

Thank Adilah A
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Palacio Nacional is an impresive goverment building on the Zócalo. It fills the entire east side of the Zócalo and is over 200 meters long. The facade of the Palacio Nacional has a special red tezontle facade. The buidling is famous because on the...More

Thank MochiMundo
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I recommend paying the $400 pesos for one hour guide. This made the visit much more interesting as he told us more about the paintings of Diego Rivera. Without his help we would have not seen all the information in the paintings.

Thank billtolliver
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Some times there is a long line outside but it is woth it, it is unbelievable to be inside the palace, so many beautiful art and "frescos"

Thank Tere A
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Sadly we didn’t have enough tome to explore this site fully but what we did see of it was truly impressive, it’s worth a visit for the Diego Rivera Murals alone! But if you have the time lend a few hours to this place to...More

Thank Sonal K
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The building is beautiful and it contains many Diego Rivera murals. When we went in late October there were no queues to enter.

Thank Judi_G123
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We dropped into this place off of the Zocalo--we forgot picture IDs (we had paper copies) but were able to get in with the guide's help. The murals are incredible--Diego is a true genius--look for details like the dogs that face you no matter where...More

Thank Reuben G
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Nice grounds with some pretty little gardens. But this place is totally worth it just for the Diego Rivera murals.

Thank gopkrs
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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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MelTee1960
9 July 2016|
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Response from plaistowboy | Reviewed this property |
When you are facing the Palacio from the Zocalo got to the left and then turn right down the street. The entrance is half way down on the right. Don't forget ID
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