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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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Address: Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Phone Number: 525536881255
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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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If you are an art and history lover, you must visit this place. It is a wonderful collection of Mexico's mural paintings from Diego Rivera and a clear reference to the very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you are an art and history lover, you must visit this place. It is a wonderful collection of Mexico's mural paintings from Diego Rivera and a clear reference to the very interesting Mexico history. The building has a very interesting history, since it was the residence and office place for the President of Mexico, and although now is not... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Palace itself is amazing and quite interesting. But there is a lack of information as where you should and should not go. Maybe it was us, or the construction underway, but we got lost easily! There a amazing mural paintings on the second floor, but you will have to find the way to get there.... Good luck!

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Moncton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Go see this for the Diego Rivera murals if nothing else. They are wonderful and moving and tell the history of Mexico and all the peoples who have inhabited the city over time. This was close to my favourite part of touring the city centre

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

When visiting the national palace we saw the Diego Rivera murals, which are nice, the Mexican Declaration of Independence, the Mexican Constitution, and we also saw some cats wandering around. I guarantee we missed things, but that's what we saw. Tip for the place, don't bring any bags and they will require ID to enter, which they will keep until... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The grounds in the courtyard are beautiful. As are the murals on the walls. I did this property in about 45 minutes.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Although we didn't have the opportunity to visit the interior of the palace, wondering around the premises was already a fulfilling experience. The most impressive thing was the huge flag you will find in front, in the middle of the square. Quite breathtaking. It feels like a booster of the national Mexican pride. I loved it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful working Capitol building adorned with magnificent Diego Rivera murals. There are some historic rooms of the palace that you can enter as well that are worthwhile. If you are in Mexico City I think it is well worth your time to visit the seat of the Mexican government. There is a small entry fee. One personal recommendation, and by... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Whether you're Mexican or not is very important visit the National Palace both for its historic value as architectural treasure.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great building around the square. The empty square gives a great view from up top any restaurant right across the street. Nice Work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I must say, I was well impressed by the National Palace, particularly the quadrangular architecture and the arches that existed on all 3 floors. Definitely recommend visiting here if you are in Mexico City D.F.

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