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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

When you visit an historic place you expect to be reduced in the places you can visit, this is a great historic place with lots of places you can get in, some murals are just there for you and plan in advance because if you can go all the way it could take some hours. For visiting just the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I'm told the National Palace isn't always open, we were lucky. We waited about 20 minutes to go in. They let approximately 20 at a time in and you wear a badge while inside. I would highly recommend a guide to explain the murals by Diego Rivera, quite amazing. Also beautiful fountain inside and a nice green area. Entrance was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Mexico's seat of government is at one end of the Zocalo or plaza. We really felt the history of Mexico here. Don't forget to walk to the Templo Mayor to see the Aztec temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Well, if you're in to Diego Rivera murals and have a really good guide who can lead you through the history they depict, it doesn't get much better than this. Because of the recent unrest, the palace had been closed for several weeks and just re-opened days before. We were almost the only ones there, so enjoyed viewing the murals... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

These murals on the second floor of the palace and in the main staircase provide an excellent chronology of Mexican history. Access is on the side of the palace (not the main square).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Didn't know what to expect here. Fortunately no line to get in, must leave ID at the door (1 per group, each then given a tag to hang around neck). Much of the place seems empty, unless we missed something, but what we saw was the Juarez apartment which is a brief history of Mexico, independence and his living quarters.... More 

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

The view from the Zocalo is amazing. If you can make it to one of the restaurants across the square, the view is even better. Inside the palace, everyone heads for the Diego Rivera murals. We didn't really wander through the rest of the palace as we were pressed for time. The entrance is on the left side of the... More 

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The only worthwhile reason to endure the silly check-in process at this place is to see the Diego Rivera murals inside where the courtyard is located. Those alone are a must see attraction. That guy really painted some incredibly large-format murals and they are always captivating. These murals depict the history of the country and end with a strong statement... More 

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