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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
+52 55 3688 1255
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Centro Histórico
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"the diego rivera murals"
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"drivers license"
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"photo id"
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"main staircase"
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"benito juarez"
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"beautiful murals"
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"open to the public"
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"second floor"
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"mexico's history"
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"main square"
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"free entry"
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"worth a visit"
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"metropolitan cathedral"
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"visiting mexico city"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two reasons you come here: The extensive murals by Diego Rivera and the excellent exhibition on Benito Juárez. From the outside you wouldn't guess there's even room for a botanical garden inside the complex.

Thank michamexi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, it's free! You can see lots of great paintings on the wall. The exhibition is just OK. The garden is nice with lots of cats.

1  Thank elanorbilas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A shortish queue but well worth it. Cool and classical on the inside. The Riviera murals at the top of the staircase and on the first level are incredible. Biaised I'm sure (like all art) but their depiction of history hits you in the face....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see of course while visiting Mexico City. We went first thing in the morning and all though free you do need to pass security and they will hold on to a picture ID while you visit. We used our driver's license...More

Thank Montreal_native
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all - note that there can be a line because they limit entrance to only 125 (I think) at a time. This keeps the experience wonderful because it is not crowded and the line moved quickly. At least one person in your party...More

Thank jennypalazio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palacio was a highlight of our trip for sure. There was no line when we entered, and there is no fee. We were not allowed to wear sunglasses inside, and they took my driver's license in exchange for badges. You are free to walk...More

Thank Stefanie H
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Free, but you generally have to wait in line. They take and hold your picture ID. I use a driver's license because leaving my passport makes me nervous, but it is all waiting for you at the exit, so don't be too nervous. A lovely...More

1  Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

You will have to wait in a short line, they will take your ID, but you will get it back at the end of the tour. It has Diego Rivera painting on the second floor.. a quick trip.. you do not need to pay.. a...More

Thank Ella811
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

You must have a real ID or passport, no copies accepted. You cannot wear your sunglasses inside and can check your bags at the entrance. Free entry, great murals, lots of cats. Highly recommend!

Thank Shelby E
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

In a place like the national palace, security was super evident from the very start at the entrance, throughout our tour with our group inside, visiting the murals, and to the very end as we exited. Even with all the necessary security it definitely was...More

Thank jefferyp2017
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Sonia M
31 January 2018|
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Response from WJD_CO | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was open, if you click on it in trip advisor, it brings up a new page that lets you book a tour. Take ID Best to go before noon
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SamanthaVL
18 August 2017|
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Response from Jlu2903 | Reviewed this property |
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
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Evelina O
21 October 2016|
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Response from boo2U | Reviewed this property |
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
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