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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 4 days ago via mobile

Spend your time looking at the Diego Rivera murals, which are stunning. You can get a free guide to explain more!

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's free, the architecture is gorgeous as are the immaculately kept grounds, and best of all are the Diego Rivera murals. What's not to like? The second floor Rivera murals along the staircase depict the entire history of Mexico from Mesoamerican times, through the conquest,...More

Thank brubennett
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it houses the President´s offices as well as the Ministry of Finance, but you can visit and admire the architecture as well as the fantastic murals on permanent display.

Thank GabrielGuerraC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place no to skip if you are visiting Mexico City. We primarily went to see Diego Rivera's murals, but there is much more to see, from gardens to the parlament Hall and large courtyard with a fountain. And, just to mention, the...More

1  Thank Izudin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is worth a brief visit - pleasant and peaceful, with nice botanical arrangements. Diego Rivera's murals are well executed, if characteristically deranged in the ideological sense - but look at the bright side, he's at least not David Alvaro Siqueiros...

Thank Vadim D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply spectacular and better with a guide to help. The murals tell such an important part of Mexican history.

Thank akdouglas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The palace as such is worth a visit but of course the Diego Rivera murals are stunning. And it is for free.

Thank kdb742
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Diego's murals are a must. Make sure to bring your ID! I was able to use my U.S. driver's license to gain admittance for both my husband and I. You will have to check your bags as well. We went around 11am and found the...More

1  Thank Kate D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Here you can learn a bit about the history of Mexico and the integration of the Spanish. Many artifacts and rooms displayed in the time period they represent.

Thank jack123456589
Reviewed 14 August 2017

If you love Diego Riviera you will love this place. It's tranquil and beautiful and is a place to admire. We were with a tour guide but you could do alone.

Thank Nina044
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 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 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