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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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Worth it just for the Diego Riverio murals!

The title says it all. It was the reason we went and they are just breathtaking. So much to see in each mural. The colours and storytelling are incredible. Even if you aren't an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The title says it all. It was the reason we went and they are just breathtaking. So much to see in each mural. The colours and storytelling are incredible. Even if you aren't an art fan, go see tgese They are a sight to behold!

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Mission, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to visit, so much to see and do. The architecture is very detailed, Mexico has so much to offer

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Thank Gladys A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is located in the center of Mexico City (Zócalo). If you bring your passport (no phones/cameras), you can see beautiful murals by Diego Rivera on the inside. No reservation is required, but check the website for closings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting early history of Mexico. tours are most weekdays and free. Worth seeing if you visit the Zocalo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here are the reasons you should go here: it's a well-kept public space, it's free, the employees are polite and friendly, the current art exhibit is spectacular, there's a neat multimedia presentation every hour, there are clean bathrooms, there's beautiful art and a garden.....I'll stop there. Make a few hours to come here, it's worth the effort! Also, the hourly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Palacio Nacional it's absolutely magnificent, a lot of Diego Rivera's art on the walls sahring Mexico's history. Great place to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed seeing the Diego rivera murals - better than i expected, and quite interesting. Plenty of other artworks on display as well. The inner courtyard was impressive. Worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have visit Palacio Nacional when you visit Mexico City! Let's talk about its history first: formerly a part of the last Aztec emperor's last palace, the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes built his palace here. Later, Spain brought it from Cortezs and converted it into the residence for the New Spain viceroys. After independence, Palacio Nacional (National Palace) was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid for the tour because we did not have a lot of time and figured it was worth having an expert explain the murals to us and the architecture. 300 pesos was well worth it. Every review of places in Mexico City I recommend using the bathroom if they have one because it could be hours before you find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is located in the historic city center. It's quiet inside while it's in the busiest and most crowded area of the city. You must have an ID to enter. They will hold your ID upon entry and return to you upon exit. Beautiful murals.

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Staying in Centro Historico

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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.