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It is free and worth a visit but take ID as it is retained when in the building.This is a grand colonial palace and has Diego Rivera murals and an excellent historical museum.it is also the home of the President of Mexico who did not...More
Many people visiting Mexico City skip this gem, which is a pity. It is right at the Zocalo and is for free (just need to show your ID and go through a security check). The small parks are nice, but of course the highlight are...More
This Palacio offers an excellent introduction to Mexico City, its history and its art. We engaged a guide before entering. He spoke really good English but was demeaning of other guides and "stories" we had heard in our travels. So choose carefully, as a guide...More
The murals by Diego Rivera alone are worth the trip. I learned more about Mexican history by looking at the murals than almost all the museums- seriously- his murals tell the story in pictures. The Palace is beautiful and historic- it - or at least...More
The National Palace is huge!!! It dominates the north side of Zocala!!!!! The architecture is stunning as well as the immense size!!! It has a tremendous history that goes along with it and it also is one of many buildings in the Historical area that...More
I was told this is where Mexico's President manage the country. Old historical building, you need a photo ID to be admitted. There are archives in the library from the past presidents to nowadays. Museums inside introduced the history of Mexico, I hope they can...More
There are so many cats in the stunning courtyard of the National Palace. Besides this very minor fact the Palace itself is very large and is incredibly beautiful in its architecture. The courtyard is beautiful and the fountain in the middle is a wonderful centrepiece....More
This is a perfectly well proportioned and maintained building, very pleasing. The star of this show though are the murals which are just sensational. They give a pictorial history of Mexico and are a sight to behold.
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.
No reservations are required.........if planning a visit, would recommend during the week and avoid busy weekends (holidays). You must leave your passport with one of the security guards and pick it up at the end of the... More
No reservations are required.........if planning a visit, would recommend during the week and avoid busy weekends (holidays). You must leave your passport with one of the security guards and pick it up at the end of the tour. Not to worry they are very organized. Enjoy!
I didn't see any, we had our own guide, there were people milling around us because they wanted to hear what our guide was telling us. try looking on the website, it should tell you if there are "official" guides for hire... More
I didn't see any, we had our own guide, there were people milling around us because they wanted to hear what our guide was telling us. try looking on the website, it should tell you if there are "official" guides for hire. But your smart to inquire, the murals are really amazing and the story behind them makes them so. It would be a shame to not know what your looking at. There must be something on the net that has the background. Safe travels, you will love Mexico!
National Palace (Palacio Nacional) open to visitors? (5 Replies)
Curious if anyone knows if the National Palace (Palacio Nacional) is currently open to visitors, given the events of the past few months. Thanks!
January 22, 2015|
Yes, it is still open. You can enter and see the Diego Rivera murals and other aspects of Palacio Nacional. There currently is no exhibit to see and the diplomatic reception rooms are closed. The main door on the Zocalo is usually closed now. If the main door is closed, enter on Calle de Moneda (halfway to Templo Mayor). The Palace will be closed for visitors if the President is there for some reason, generally for some kind of event, but that does not happen often.