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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico (Centro)
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As featured in 3 days in Mexico City
Ranked #13 of 291 Attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My second time here. Entrance is free. As is the rest of Mexico City, security is high getting in and out of this place (do not bring food/beverages inside). Security checks everyone's I.D. but the line is worth seeing the murals of Diego Rivera. Very refreshing courtyard & cactus garden. The displays on the other building next door towards the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

How beautiful this building is with tons of Myrales de Diego Rivera. Also the suvenior shop has many cool T-sjirts! At the front they ask you to show your ID and have security check but it's really worth to go there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Diego Rivera paintings were amazing to see. A lot of history in this building. Saw an orange tree in the courtyard for the 1st time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

More murals, especially a huge historical painting with a grand cast of characters, and one can say one has been in the palace. Didn't like having to show I'd, but it's a new world.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An excellent place to visit while in Mexico City. There are some fabulous murals to view and again some excellent Mexican history to see. I highly recommend a stop here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I would recommend it for some shows and good surroundings. However it is the starting point for tourist buses. One can find tourist buses for the daily tours to complete Mexico City. Primarily they offer tours for North of the city and South of the City and it is recommended to have this hop in hop out tour to quickly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was lucky, I got in (in a Saturday) to see the murals, which were really interesting. But this is a working building and it seems to have no regular opening hours. Friends who tried later the same week found it shut, and on a Saturday 3 weeks later it was also closed, the guard said "it might be open... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We loved the Diego Rivera murals. Get a tour guide, they are well versed in explaining the significance of each character in the mural. Each painting tells a story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Interesting history, the Diego Rivera murals were awesome. Our tour guide was very helpful, and there weren't too many people. Visited back in 2001.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The official residence of Mexican presidents, Spanish viceroys and Aztec kings, the building is particularly famous for the great mural paintings by Diego Rivera depicting Mexican history. It also hosts the Hidalgo Bell, the original one rung by the Father of Independence when he proclaimed independence from Spain, still rung by the Mexican President in the night of Sept.15th. to... More

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