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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
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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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Historical mexican site to visit

The Mexican National Palace and el Zocalo including the cathedral are full of history. Very good places to visit , we a lot of simbols, the only problem is to see many people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mexican National Palace and el Zocalo including the cathedral are full of history. Very good places to visit , we a lot of simbols, the only problem is to see many people saling in the street a bunch of things all the time but this happen in everywhere of europe for example . We strong recommended anybody to visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into art in general or Mexican muralism specifically, this is a good place to see it in very large scale. The palace's architecture might be imposing, but architecturally unremarkable. The big attraction are the big murals painted by Diego Rivera on the walls of the palace, which cover and officialist, post-revolutionary perspective of the history of Mexico... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A number of Diego Rivera murals with scenes of the Mexican reform. Warning: at the end of June 2016 the murals were in the process of been cleaned and restored. As such, they have to be seen behind big scaffolding that detracts from their spectacular nature. Even so, they have to be seen! There are guided tours with explanations of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

didn't know that this was built out of stone from the house of Montezuma II, the murals of Diego Rivera are incredible, and very telling of his historical and political views. The mural over a staircase were being renovated or repaired so that took away from the whole experience but the other murals along the walls are amazing and so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know that most people come here to enjoy the view of the murals but this place is more than that. It's a free sight-seeing place that boasts a marvelous courtyard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art museum is impressive and the wall murals are incredible. Worth the visit but check ahesd sometime not open to the public

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unreal the beauty and the juxtaposition of 20th century murals and 16th century architecture- what was Montezuma's palace became Cortes's then the National Palace. A must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The murals were great. There is also a nice art display through a door in the middle of the mural display. (A man was standing there, in the middle of the door. He appears to be blocking it, but you can go in). Not sure if there was more to see or not...signage is not great inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent that it is free and that access to so many great Diego Rivera murals is easy. Remember to have one person in your party bring a photo ID that includes a birth date. The garden is nice, and so is the museum, but just come for the murals. Come line up at 9:50 to be the first to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This government building is worth a visit; it houses a number of very important murals, sculptures and gardens

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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.