Hello. Where is the entrance? I was in the area today, but it all appeared to be barricaded, barring entry.
There's a poster advertising Diego Rivera's murals, but no great pointers as to where to get in.
There are 2 entrances. One is the main one, right to your right hand side if you face looking towards the Cathedral. If it is barricaded they open the second entrance. This is located on the top north corner. To get there, just walk towards the Cathedral or Museum Templo Mayor. When you get to the corner of the Palacio Nacional ( It should be on your right side) that street just walk a couple of feet and you will see an entry with some Military guards and thats the entrance.
When I visited in January, the entrance was on the side (roughly half-way down the street, on your right) and opening was postponed due to a demonstration--always good to check with the guards, as this info wasn't posted. The barricades are removed during visiting hours and used to manage lines (only so many visitors at a time are allowed in). You will need an ID (passport) which will be returned to you on your way out and will receive a badge to wear during your visit.
Facing the Palace,access is down the street on your left,between the Palace and the Cathedral.
They will hold your Passport until you exit.
Further down the street and behind the Palace are streets and streets of local markets.
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
Enter on the side street opposite the Cathedral.
Finding the entrance is a hassle but it is along the street straight down from the cathedral. Make sure you bring photo id no copies
Hi, you can visit the murals on Sundays at either 9:05am or 12:15pm
The entrance to the National Palace is on the side street, it looks barricaded, but there is an entrance aproximately 100 mts from the Zocalo square....or ask one of the guards, it is worth the visit as well.
Everyone seems to have answered the entrance location question. The murals are worth the visit in my view. In addition, on the second floor are a couple of other museums open to the public. When I was there in Oct 2015 there was a comprehensive mask exhibit. The manicured grounds are pleasant to stroll about or sit on a bench to give your feet a break.
Alternative answers, in case the ones below aren't exactly what you're looking for: the Museo de Belles Artes has several of the great Rivera murals, as well as others of the same time, around the atrium on, I think, the 2nd floor. The great and stunning Museo National de Antropologia is in a park. You can get a taxi to drop you in what is I think a car park area, or walk in from the street, should that be the national museum you're seeking. It's very modern. The actual palace on the Zocalo I can't tell you about. We gave it a miss.
The Palace is not always open to the public. It is an active governmental facility. The barricades are used to close it off or to create an entrance line. I was part of a tour group. Our guides had pre purchased tickets. The Diego's are well inside the complex in a building with a large interior courtyard well removed from the entrance point. Only reason to go is for the Diego's. They are worth seeing. He was an impressive muralist.
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