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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
+52 55 3688 1255
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The Palace is worth visiting if for no other reason for the murals of Diego Rivera. looking at the murals carefully turns one into an expert of Mexican history.

Thank marron222
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Monumental murals by Diego RIvera covering 11 panels -- much more than I'd expected to see. Art that is beautiful, educational and inspirational. It is a stunning trip through the history of the indigenous peoples, the Spanish conquest and modern-day Mexico.

Thank nyctraveler070
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Definitely come by to check out the Diego Rivera murals in the National Palace. Entry is free of charge. Others mentioned you need to provide ID to get in but I was not asked. 1-2 hours should do it.

Thank pdmse
Reviewed 12 July 2014

read up on the diego murals before going, its a beautiful building and luckily ive been a few times and the past time they had a temporary expo of the mayans, it was free and a great, small very informative expo! right in the zocalo...More

Thank Jlock11
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Diego Rivera's murals about the life of the indigenous peoples of Mexico before and after the Spanish Conquest are unflinching in their honesty. His artistry is excellent and the grandeur of them, especially the grand staircase mural is worth a trip to Mexico City, in...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The Diego Rivera murals are incredible. Entrance to the palace is free. I went 2 years in a row and will return next time I'm in D.F. Palace is just in front of the Zocalo, and 100m from the Metropolitan Cathedral. So no reason not...More

Thank tohtem
Reviewed 10 July 2014

the stair case and first floor Rivera murals are amazing. a world class sight with no entry fee, crowds are very manageable considering the quality of the attraction. if it were anywhere else in the world you can be sure it would be over run

Thank reins76
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

The building that houses Mexico's federal government is cool in itself, but if that doesn't interest you enough already, go for the sake of seeing the Diego Rivera murals, which depict many important aspects in Mexican history.

1  Thank NickB92
Reviewed 6 July 2014

To visit National Palace, if you go or are in Mexico City, it's a must. There are local tour guides who speak a good to excellent English who can explain you every detail of the Palace ant its several murals by Diego Rivera.

Thank pepebuenavista
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The Diego Rivera murals are fantastic - to understand the significance of the details in the paintings you need a guide, otherwise you would just get a superficial appreciation of them.

Thank EgbertHerts
Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro
Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings
and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico
City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio
Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas
Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to
admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit
the wide variety of markets and plazas where any
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18 August 2017|
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Response from RexFC | Reviewed this property |
No, and admission is free but what you do need to get in is your passport. We entered with no booking in July.
Evelina O
21 October 2016|
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Response from Julian M | Reviewed this property |
Also, find a trusted tour guide company that will drive you around. Best way to do it! If you find the man I described, he is awesome!
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