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Address: Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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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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The murals are worth trip

The reason you want to visit the National Palace is to see the amazing murals of Mexico's native son, Diego Rivera! No one captures the history of Mexico like Rivera.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The reason you want to visit the National Palace is to see the amazing murals of Mexico's native son, Diego Rivera! No one captures the history of Mexico like Rivera.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The palace boasts a rich political history - all of which you can see in one giant mural on the wall; as well as a nice garden in the heart of it. You can book a guided trip through an agency or with your hotel, but you can also look for "self-employed" guides along the walls of the palace. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing museum and tour, specially for school age children. Both my girls went on a tour with school and came back amazed at all the things they learned, even the part where it used to be an Aztec pyramid. Because it is a government building it is not always available to visit so do not make of it your only... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

While the visit to the palace is interesting, the murals are amazing! It is worth going just to see them. While walking thorough the palace, you receive the history of Mexico from the Spanish conquest to modern day Mexico by highlighting the figures in Rivera's murals.

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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

very impressive summary of Mexican history, great pictures also for kids to learn about the history of this country and its people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Any trip to Mexico City is not complete without visiting the Cathedral and the National Palace. The mural by Diego Rivera depicts the history of Mexico from the beginning to almost the present time. The Cathedral is quite historic and the problems with its sinking is similar to the problems experienced by Winchester Cathedral and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Right on the Zocalo, the downtown square in Mexico City. Houses a wonderful exhibit of Diego Rivera murals, which tell the history of Mexico in pictures. Also houses the "congress" of Mexico, very ornate. And the gardens are beautiful too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This building is on the main square (Zocalo) and is quite interesting. It is in the parliamentary complex and still houses the parliamentary chamber and the executive in the grounds. The murals on the walls are floor to ceiling and magnificent. The one on the main staircase is two levels. The grounds are lovely to walk around however the complex... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you are an art-fan, you will appreciate the big (and some very big) al fresco mural paintings on the atrium corridor walls inside the National palace, which is one of the big buildings on Zócalo Square in Mexico City. The frescos were painted by Frida Kahlo's husband (on/off) Diego Rivera (1886-1957 (cancer)), who was a prominent leftish painter in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A place you have to visit in Mexico City. The center of political power since colonial times, the Palace´s main attraction are the murals by Diego Rivera, depicting the historical development of Mexico. Try to get to know something about the city´s identity by carefully observing the mural about markets and other activities in Pre-hispanic Mexico.

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Additional Information about National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

Address: Address: Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Centro
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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