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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The murals were riveting and told a story in pictures. The crowds were overwhelming getting to the Palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Step inside and leave behind the chaos of the world outside. What a nice way to spend the morning when it's nice and cool. We hired the guide at the foot of the stairs, which turned out to be the best decision. (Fair price, too.) Don't miss the two shops: The larger one was my favorite for the selection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you visit the Palacio Nacional right on the Zócalo, please make sure you have a guide with ample knowledge of Diego Rivera's murals. They are beautiful, full of history and little nuggets. Don't keep to the stairs, wonder into the second floor and see the other paintings with details of daily life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Well, the main ones are by Diego Rivera in the huge stairwell that has been very well conserved. This is a mural anout 400 years of Mexican history depicting the good, and often bad, things that appened. The pre-columban inians, the Spannish conquistadors, peasant life, revolution. All very graphic, but as such murals should be, a wonderful interwoven set of... More

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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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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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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