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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 18 August 2018

Gorgeous place, we waited about 30 minutes to get in. The murals of Diego Rivera were stunning! I chose to go here rather than his studio museum which was a bit of a hike. Well worth the wait.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

When visiting the National Palace, you find yourself first in a crowded city square with people everywhere, and then you walk inside the National Palace and find yourself in the most lovely garden where you are free from the crowds. A few steps are you...More

Thank andrea0819
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Who comes to Mexico City and does not visit the Zocalo (the historic center)? Please visit this place originally built for Cortez, now only serves for ceremonial functions. Amazing courtyard botanical garden. But, the Diego Rivera murals. The murals. The murals. Telling the history of...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

the art by Diego Rivera are amazing. well worth a look. Some steps to climb but not bad. An hour is all you need in the area.

Thank swarttz
Reviewed 10 August 2018

As part of a private tour, we stopped by the National Palace which was chock full of history and Diego Rivera murals. The showstopper is of course The History of Mexico. This mural spans a massive inside wall above a stairwell. It essentially has three...More

Thank _leland_
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We entered the palace from the hurly burly of the historial district and entered a serene oasis. The building is very impressive with its many arches. The murals are fabulous -- Diego Rivera really was a brilliant man to put so much symbolism into his...More

Thank famillehamilton
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

By The zócalo, and the catedral metropolitana. Entry is free and definitely a place to explore. The two museums are very nice, the murales are amazing, and the architecture and garden are beautiful. A must see!!!

Thank Angel-Mendoza-5
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Palacio Nacional - which I knew as the Presidents' Palace thirty years ago - is enormous and lovely. Apparently some of the complex was started by Cortes, so it's old and has an antique charm, too. Don't miss the cacti and succulents in the...More

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Just an amazing place to wonder around and glimpse wonderful architecture and what ever exhibitions may be running. Watch for the cats

Thank spartangreg1
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The National Palace is next to the large square where we watched the Columbia versus Britain World Cup match. We are so happy that we walked over to the entrance which is partially blocked off so don’t be discouraged. One person in your party will...More

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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
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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