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“Diego Rivera Murals + Serenity in the Busy Centro” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

National Palace (Palacio Nacional)
Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico (Centro)
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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #11 of 273 Attractions in Mexico City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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 Mexican history by Diego Rivera.
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“Diego Rivera Murals + Serenity in the Busy Centro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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.

Visited June 2014
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“The Diego Rivera murals are mesmerizing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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“well, it's for the murals and totally impressive they are too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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 themes painted with great feeling. You often have to go back to vignettes to see what they are really trying to say. Some depict brutal horror, but these are balanced by feeling and sympathetic scenes

Visited May 2014
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“A must place to see murals of Dieago Rivera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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“Great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

Visited June 2014
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