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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

Address: Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico (Centro)
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Ranked #14 of 287 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This historic building was once occupied by Hernán Cortés, the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed not to be able to see it. There are no signs and no explanation. There is nothing more to say - don't know when it may be open.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This building is located in the centro historico and is the seat of Mexican president I believe as this is one of the places where the grito de independencia happens.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Sadly the National Palace has been closed to the public due to recent events that happened on past months. Unfortunately, officials don't know when it will be open again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nothing prepared me for the National Palace. Even though, from the outside, it's a massive and beautiful piece of architecture that takes up the entire east side of the zocalo, it's what's inside that is extraordinary. Massive, immense, colourful murals like I'd never seen before in my life! I had to catch my breath walking up the stairs to the... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Sad to say the Palacio was closed as a result of recent student demonstrations and firebombing of the entrance doors. Now closed to the public. From the outside looks like a very impressive building. I was hugely disappointed we could not see the inside.

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This was my favorite museum. The special exhibit was fabulous and the Diego Rivera murals amazing. Set a meeting place. Too easy to get separated here! You'll need 3 hours at least.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It must be in your lists of visit in your trip to Mexico. Your knowledge of Mexico culture will be improved when you see this Palace!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We really enjoyed visiting the palace. The outside grounds once you are inside are awesome. The mural by Diego Rivera is great. So huge and so colorful and detailed. The room where the congress (?) meets is beautiful too. All worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The murals of Diego Rivera at the National Palace are a masterpiece. A beautiful historic narrative in paintings on a grand scale for all to wonder at and enjoy the story they tell.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was a beautiful attraction. The night after I heard this area was burned by riots and rally's. This was my first visit to Mexico City and really enjoyed seeing all the shops near this attraction. I took many pictures and the weather was pleasant in November.

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