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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
Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
+52 55 3688 1255
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is well worth taking the time to visit, especially since it is free to get in. Has a nice collection of murals and a nice museum exhibit.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved its manicured grounds, history seeped in murals, Diego Rivera paintings and Benito Juarez's preserved writings and works. Must see to get a view of Mexico's heritage, culture and people.

Thank Itineratingone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent break from the busy streets around the palace. There is currently an exhibition on Mixtec peoples which is quite extensive and interesting. Of course, the Rivera murals are beautiful. The entrance of the palace is on the LEFT side if you...More

1  Thank girlseesworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice gardens and has the famous murals by Diego RIvera. Line can be long but moves very quickly. Totally worth seeing.

Thank Mpls223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come and see the amazing Diego Rivera Murals in these walls and take it all in. Entrance is free and you only need to leave a pictured ID at the entrance. This is just a 2 minute walk from the Zocalo so if you are...More

Thank daesquiv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were unprepared for the grandeur of the Diego Rivera murals at the National Palace. They are unrivalled in our experience and they left us speechless. In our opinion, they absolutely are a must for every visitor to Mexico City.

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right from the start please note that No government buildings in Mexico City so although the national palace is pretty obvious, finding the entrance is not! To save you from walking around the entire building go straight down the walkway from in front of the...More

Thank plymom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see in Mexico City. If you have time take a free guided tour so you can appreciate the details of Diego's murals. There's also a good bookstore and FONART (high quality artisan store) in this building.

Thank Barbarita5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the palace (quite large and "presidential") and it also has a number of Diego Rivera's murals. We would have greatly enjoyed the tour more if there was an audio tour -- since we were already inside and did not hire a guide....More

Thank Krishna M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The art of Diego Rivera leaves a very large imprint on this national museum in Mexico City. The artist painted a series of huge colourful murals on its exterior courtyard walls charting Mexico's history - ranging from depictions of Pre-Columbus Aztecs to the catastrophic contact...More

Thank Funambulator
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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
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Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas
Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to
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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
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
9 July 2016|
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Response from SerLeoTheCritic | Reviewed this property |
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... More