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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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Very good art paintings

I suggest having a little background of history when going here. It has a beautiful history and very nice art painting inside. It is not a long walk, you will complete it in one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I suggest having a little background of history when going here. It has a beautiful history and very nice art painting inside. It is not a long walk, you will complete it in one hour.

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La Reunion, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This no cost admission ( you do need an ID) gets you in to see the wonderful murals with a history of Mexico depicted beautifully and from the interesting perspective of Diego Rivera. Well worth a visit.

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London, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The palace is a little challenging to enter (but free); they will take your passport and hand you an ID tag for your visit, and they only allow 150 people in at one time. The facility itself is lovely and the Diego Rivera murals are plentiful. There is a nice gift shop and an arts & crafts shop as well.... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice Cactus garden. Always bring an ID if not you will not get in. You will have to leave your bags also at the entrance (they will give you a number). Murals of Diego Rivera will tell you the history of Mexico. Try to find thr face of Frida Khalo hidden there::)

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Austin, Texas
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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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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Additional Information about National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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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