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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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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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Good quick place to see.

It was free on saturday. Have to check in any of your drinks at the front and pick them up on the way out. Nice to walk through while we were walking through zocalo. The gardens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It was free on saturday. Have to check in any of your drinks at the front and pick them up on the way out. Nice to walk through while we were walking through zocalo. The gardens were nice and murals. Lots of cats there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Adjacent to the Zocalo, center of Mexico (not only Mexico City). Hundreds of years of Mexican history. Great murals by Diego Rivera. Visit Benito Juarez quarters (sleeping chambers and office). Botanical garden. From its main balcony, the current president addresses the Nation on important dates, as well as presiding over military parades.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

In the heart of the city! Beautiful views and many little shops and food vendors nearby, great for a walk or to see while eating. I would not recommend coming alone at night, be smart! If you wouldn't do it at home, don't do it in Mexico City.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This can be a quick hitter as you walk from the Zocalo to the Templo Mayor. Entrance is quick, easy, and free, and the Diego Rivera murals inside are well worth it. We didn't use a guide, but one would have been nice - the murals inside could definitely benefit from some more detailed explanation. You can be in and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It's probably one of the must-see spots of Mexico city. Used to be the presidential office and also housed the ancient parliament. You go there for the Rivera murals (awesome) and I also enjoyed the Benito Juarez' museum (interesting page of the Mexican history).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Do not miss this palace in Mexico City, just walk onto the central patio adn you will apreciate the main mural of Diego Rivera.. really a must!!!!

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Harrison, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were able to observed from outside and did not have the chance to enter the palace. It is well kept and is equivalent to American Capitol building where the law is made for the nation. There are guards around the building to protect against terrorist or other nefarious persons. This building is there national symbol. Glad we were able... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a spectacular building. The gardens, architecture and Diego Rivera murals are beyond amazing. Take your time and look at the details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It has a very unique architecture .. definitely worth a visit. Was here on a Business visit to city, enjoyed the weekend trip here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It's easy to lose yourself in Diego Rivera's murals. They tell not only a deep story of Mexico but also of the world. They are definitely worth going out of your way to view them in person. The National Palace itself is gorgeous and has unique architecture. Very impressive. If you're in Mexico city you should definitely check it out.

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