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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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The legislative seat of the Mexican government

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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The palace fronts onto the Zocalo but the entrance is down the side street, look out for the inevitable queue. Be warned, you will need your passport to gain admission. The building is interesting but it is the murals that are a 'must see'. This is yet another place to visit around the historic city centre.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The palace is located in the Zocalo. It's really a good picture opportunity but other than that not much to do. I don't think you can take a tour. The building was closed and there was really no one to ask. There where tents all through out the Zocalo the day we where there and a big jumbo screen showing... More 

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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.