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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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Neighborhood: Centro
Architectural buildings, Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Address: Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This historic building was once occupied by Hernán Cortés, the Spanish...
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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Go for the Rivera murals.

The view from the Zocalo is amazing. If you can make it to one of the restaurants across the square, the view is even better. Inside the palace, everyone heads for the Diego... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Orange, California
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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

The view from the Zocalo is amazing. If you can make it to one of the restaurants across the square, the view is even better. Inside the palace, everyone heads for the Diego Rivera murals. We didn't really wander through the rest of the palace as we were pressed for time. The entrance is on the left side of the... More 

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The only worthwhile reason to endure the silly check-in process at this place is to see the Diego Rivera murals inside where the courtyard is located. Those alone are a must see attraction. That guy really painted some incredibly large-format murals and they are always captivating. These murals depict the history of the country and end with a strong statement... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

a bit difficult to get in to but worth for the Diego Rivera murals alone, nice central gardens. beautiful architecture, peaceful garden, full of cats!

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San Luis Obispo
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The palace on the zocalo ihas free admission and you will see the most Incrediable Diego Riveria murals. This is a gem!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This attraction houses the remarkable work of Diego Rivera at his best. They are truly beautiful with wonderful richness, colour and detail.

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Right near the hotel Catedral. If it is open the temporary exhibits are world class and curated magnificently in an extraordinary edifice

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Happened to walk past by enroute to Temple Mayor and saw a line and security check at one of the side door. Asked the guard and it's the line to go inside the Palace, Rivera Mural included, of course.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Amazing to think you are allowed in the national palace and seat of government, where the independence call (el grito) takes place. Quality museum about Benito Juarez. Diego Rivera's murals are must. Lovely grounds and gardens with a population of cats. Public bathrooms available. Need to lave an ID to get in.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Still no signs saying when this attraction will reopen. A shame since we hoped to see it - don't waste your energy walking around the building like we did.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Everyone must visit if you visit Mexico! It's centre of Mexico City. This is square with big Mexican flag and very old church.

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