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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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Address: Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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+52 55 3688 1255
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Loved Diego Rivera's mural

The Zocola is such a buzz. So many people! Watch your things....friends had their wallet stolen. Very safe in the palace And it's Free! The architecture is beautiful and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Zocola is such a buzz. So many people! Watch your things....friends had their wallet stolen. Very safe in the palace And it's Free! The architecture is beautiful and the Murals Fantastic. Rivera is such a story teller. Mesmerizing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Diego Rivera murals at the National Palace were the highlight of our trip to Mexico City. Words cannot describe how incredible they are. A must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great historical place to visit. At first glance it seems overwhelming because of its size. However, much of it is working government offices. Go, if for no other reason than the Diego Rivero murals. You will need to leave an id of some sort to enter. Plan on an hour. The gardens are lovely too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a must see stop on your trip to Mexico City - take the time to secure a guide who can share meaningful insights into the large staircase mural, but also the panels along the second floor exterior hallways.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cannot miss. The polished balcony where the president stands annually on 15 sept in front of must be thousands of fans in the square. We went to see the stairwell and murals but the queue was enormous and there was too much else to see. We will return to visit the inside as it is meant to be magnificent.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Zocalo and saw people entering the National Palace. We were surprised at how beautiful it was on inside. The guards were extremely friendly and let us into the Benito Juarez home even though it was closing. The grounds are impressive and beautiful. In addition, it was free. I would definitely go here again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The house of government in México, colonial, murals, history, politics and more, important to see if you want to know more about México.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is not to be missed. It's free entrance to all. Especially found one mural very fascinating where Rivera has oil barons and oil rigs right at the top of the drawing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Diego Rivera's murals are not to be missed! Mexico's history is documented beautifully. Get there early as a line forms and it does get crowded. There are also sculptures through out the Palace grounds by Mexican artists. Very nice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be aware that you will need ID to get in, my license was taken at the door and returned when we left. Lovely gardens and architecture. Check out the cats that are fed and cuddled in the main garden. Rivera's murals of the history of Mexico are worth taking lots of time, especially to find Frida amongst the people.

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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.
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