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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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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 Place forms one side of the Zocalo. The main things to see are the Diego Rivera murals (which are fantastic); however you can also see the old Parliament chamber (I think I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The Place forms one side of the Zocalo. The main things to see are the Diego Rivera murals (which are fantastic); however you can also see the old Parliament chamber (I think I have this right as there was no English explanation), and the buildings themselves are really interesting and imposing. There is a lovely garden enlivened by the presence... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The National Palace has beautiful gardens, but the mural is fascinating and worth the trip alone. I recommend going in the morning when it is still cool and the lines short.

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Troy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

History of Mexico can be learned in the outstanding murals painted by famous painter Diego Rivera. There is a wealth of material and documents about Benito Juarez and the history of Mexico. The building which houses the museum is also a masterpiece

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is well worth at least a quick visit to see the murals. Entrance is free, though it is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday. The Benito Juarez exhibit is interesting for those craving more history.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I understand that the National Palace was not open to the public until President Pena took office. Bless him! The murals by Diego Rivera will take your breath away. There's also the chamber where the Legislature used to meet which is well maintained and lovely with the eye of God looking down on the proceedings. This is a FREE and... More 

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We walked through this area to visit the buildings but since they were shooting the new 007 film some areas were closed. This on itself was super exciting and cool to see and as far as the area goes, all was great. Always take precautions as one would in any major city but still a great place to sight-see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nobody tells the history in mural form as well as Diego Rivera. This is a must see to really appreciate his work. There is also a highly detailed mural from a time before the city became Mexico City as seen from the Market Square, now the Zocalo. You will need a picture ID to enter, no copies of passports.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Be sure to spend a little time to go to the Palacio Nacional to see the Diego Rivera murals and the building and courtyards. You will have to leave an ID and go thru airport type security. It is located right on the Zocalo in the Historico Centro. It is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We initially went to see the collection of Diego Riveras Murals on the history of Mexico City but there is a lot more to appreciate. It is important to bring a passport or identification card which they will hold whilst you visit. The line starts on the left side of the building if your facing the Palacio with your back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If you like Murals Please visit National palace, Its very near to the Metropolitan Cathedral. Great place to spend 1 or 2 hours. The murals depict Rich Mexican History

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