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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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No matter who's the current tenant (and what you may think of it), the visit is worth it!

The official seat of the Executive Branch of Mexico's government, it's also where some of Diego Rivera's best murals can be found. The visit to the historical rooms in the palace... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The official seat of the Executive Branch of Mexico's government, it's also where some of Diego Rivera's best murals can be found. The visit to the historical rooms in the palace and the courtyards where official ceremonies take place is also nice. Definitively a must, if history and art are what you're looking for.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very beautiful colonial palace. You must visit the interior and watch the murals. There is also a museum about Juarez's life.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive palace, full of the Mexican history. You can visit a great deal of it but not the presidential office. Note that no buggies are allowed, so watch out if you have little children

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Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate that we had a guide to describe the history of the National Palace and give us intimate details about the Diego Rivera murals hanging throughput. We were surprised to learn of the meddling of Americans in general, and the American Free Masons, in particular in the development of Mexico's first Constitution. Many other tidbits of information about... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss the murals of Diego Rivera! They are incredible and tell the story of Mexico's people. Fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Palace is located in an area immediate adjacent to the Centro Historico and facing the zocalo. The entrance is on a side street near the Metropolitan Cathedral. We arrived on a Sunday morning just after it opened and it was almost empty! No kidding. The grounds inside are impeccably maintained (even the numerous cats are well attended to)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palacio National in Mexico City is famous for the murales of D. Rivera. The entrance is 150 m to the right of Temple Mayor in Zocalo, The entrance is free, you need only leave the passport (Monday closed). The murales is in the courtyard of the palace at first floor. Beautiful murales about the origin of Maya civilization and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palacio Nacional is located in the very center of mexicoˋ history. Inside you could visit centuries in a two hour visit. Dont miss the Diego Rivera murals in the central staircase leading to the ofice of the President. Visit also the site were the first congress held their sessions and nearby steps away the Salon de la Biodiversidad, a multimedia... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Diego's murals were more massive than good. His work in the Frida Kahlo Museum is better. This is free to enter, but you have to leave an ID. If you are in the Zocalo, then put this on your list along with the Templo Mayor, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get this one in. The architecture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy history, art and culture, go and see the Diego Rivera murals inside this enormous palace. If you see a Tour Guide for hire outside it's doors, grab one because you will learn a lot. I wouldn't do it without a Tour Guide. They just do a great job of explaining things and what everything Diego painted inside... More 

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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.