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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 286 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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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It is still free to go there!! So if you do not make it to Frida museum national palace is a great place to admire the murals. And around the plaza there are many sites to visit as well.so dont miss it.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful murals and great exhibits. Line is a bit long to get in and very tight security as expected.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went here to see the Diego murals, and they were amazing. But we are big Diego fans. You enter thru the middle door, and have to exit thru the back, towards the Temple Mayor area. Beautiful works of art, representing Mexico and it's history.

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Qawra, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Palace is worth visiting if for no other reason for the murals of Diego Rivera. looking at the murals carefully turns one into an expert of Mexican history.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Monumental murals by Diego RIvera covering 11 panels -- much more than I'd expected to see. Art that is beautiful, educational and inspirational. It is a stunning trip through the history of the indigenous peoples, the Spanish conquest and modern-day Mexico.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Definitely come by to check out the Diego Rivera murals in the National Palace. Entry is free of charge. Others mentioned you need to provide ID to get in but I was not asked. 1-2 hours should do it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

read up on the diego murals before going, its a beautiful building and luckily ive been a few times and the past time they had a temporary expo of the mayans, it was free and a great, small very informative expo! right in the zocalo and very easy to get to. worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Diego Rivera's murals about the life of the indigenous peoples of Mexico before and after the Spanish Conquest are unflinching in their honesty. His artistry is excellent and the grandeur of them, especially the grand staircase mural is worth a trip to Mexico City, in and of itself.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Diego Rivera murals are incredible. Entrance to the palace is free. I went 2 years in a row and will return next time I'm in D.F. Palace is just in front of the Zocalo, and 100m from the Metropolitan Cathedral. So no reason not to go. And old gentleman offered his services as guide. Many are on site and... More

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wagga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

the stair case and first floor Rivera murals are amazing. a world class sight with no entry fee, crowds are very manageable considering the quality of the attraction. if it were anywhere else in the world you can be sure it would be over run

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