We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Phone Number: 525536881255
Website
Improve this listing
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$69*
and up
Mexico City in One Day: Teotihuacan Pyramids...
More Info
$48*
and up
Mexico City Sightseeing Tour
More Info
$98*
and up
Mexico City Segway Tour: Downtown Zocalo

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,695 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1093
    Excellent
  • 495
    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Diego Rivera murals

Wonderful Diego Rivera murals abound showing the history of Mexico in pictures, from the first people through modern times.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Joan C
,
California

Similar Things to Do in Mexico City

Add Photo Write a Review

1,695 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My recommendation is Niños Heroes school. It´s interesting and with a lot of history here. In this place you can see a real museum of virreinato period. Including the room one of them.

Helpful?
Thank Jose F
California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful Diego Rivera murals abound showing the history of Mexico in pictures, from the first people through modern times.

Helpful?
Thank Joan C
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
1,218 reviews
769 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 618 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really liked the assorted exhibitions of National Palace. We went there in the early morning, at 10 I think, just after finishing a quick tour of Templo Mayor (which opens at nine). We got quickly inside. The Diego Rivera murals are fantastic as well as other exhibitions: the state rooms, the mask exhibition, the gardens, photo collections, etc. It's... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tinde_K
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When in Mexico City, you will visit the Zocalo anyway, and once you need a break from shopping, traffic and the usual noise of the big city, this is the place to go. You'll need a picture ID to get in, and the access is limited, but once you've made it, you've reached an oasis of peace. The Diego Rivera... More 

Helpful?
Thank Helmut H
Playa del Carmen
Level Contributor
164 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are so many great stop in centro DF and another don't miss for sure. Lot of great photo opps so be sure to stop here

Helpful?
Thank kwdoug1
Level Contributor
31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Diego Rivera murals, in the setting of quiet and shaded large colonial patios is peaceful and agreeable. The entrance is on a side street off Plaza Constitucion, called Moneda I think. I came on a Sunday morning. They kept my ID (UK driving licence) at the door. Despite the streets outside being busy, it was quite tranquil inside. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Colmenareno
New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember to bring your ID (most people bring passports). Also, it opens to visitors at 10am, not 9am. Very nice place to explore. The murals are impressive. The exhibitions are also informative.

Helpful?
1 Thank sunnyzy
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
68 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First side (there are two main entrances) has the splendid carriage of Maximillian, picture gallery (mostly of ancient Spanish leaders), and a lovely terrace from which there are fine views, and a side garden with statues of the 6 cadets who wrapped themselves in the Mexican flag and threw themselves off when they lost the US/Mexican War. Travel often lets... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan_Richmond
Southborough, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The murals are the high point of a visit to the palace. Grounds are beautiful and seeing the place puts history in perspective.

Helpful?
Thank robert f
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is plenty of historical and architectural interest in this building, but the highlight have to be Diego Rivera's amazingly stunning murales on the history of Mexico on the stairwell and the corridors upstairs. Beautiful, intricate, epic, exhilarating. A great introduction to Diego's art and the history of Mexico. A must if you are in the centro histórico area.

Helpful?
Thank adriaray

Travelers who viewed National Palace (Palacio Nacional) also viewed

Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
 
Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast
 

Been to National Palace (Palacio Nacional)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National Palace (Palacio Nacional) and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from National Palace (Palacio Nacional) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Centro Historico

Neighborhood Profile
Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.