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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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Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Centro Historico
+52 55 3688 1255
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Reviewed 24 October 2014

The Palacio Nacional wall paintings are beautiful and worth the visit. They tell the history of Mexico, from the Mayans to the colonization and nowadays.

Thank Ana K
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Free entrance into Palace court yard to see Diego Rivera Murals. There were guilds giving a tour but was in Spanish. Did not see any thing with history in English

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 23 October 2014

a beautiful historical building -main feature is the historical painting depicting the history of Mexico. Also quite beautiful back garden- a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the square, Also free entry even though the entrance is barricaded and does not look welcoming

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Located in the Plaza de la Constitucion (ZOCALO) this former palace and president house, built 1521-1530, now serves as the office of the Executive branch. Some inner courtyards maybe visited on showing of passport or a proper ID. Murals by Diego Rivera depict the struggle...More

1  Thank Tariq Q
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Beautiful both outside & Inside! The buildings exterior seems to change with weather conditions & time of day - always a great photo opp. Do not skip visit inside climb the stairs to view the impressive murals!

Thank Darlene F
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Definitely worth a visit when you're by the Zocalo. Spend time with the Rivera murals and enjoying the ambiance, it's really a beautiful building and a great homage to Mexican history.

Thank HarryLauren
Reviewed 12 October 2014

- Free entry - Toilet on second floor - Need to pay a guide for detailed explanation but not sure how true their story would be. I rather save the money for some cheap tacos. - Only need 30mins for the whole personal tour -...More

4  Thank TravelQueenie365
Reviewed 12 October 2014

The murals are fantastic, covering Mexican history and they took years to finish. The colors are bright, almost as if they had been painted yesterday, and the detail in amazing. Go early to avoid the crowds and take a photo id with you -- paper...More

Thank Beleriand
Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

In Mexico, virtually all museums are closed on Monday, leaving not a lot to do unless one likes touring churches. Downtown D.F., however, has a number of public buildings featuring famous murals. The Palacio Nacional is one of them, featuring nine splendid Diego Rivera murals....More

1  Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed 11 October 2014

The Diego Rivera's murals will leave you speechless. I highly recommend that you take one of the local guides that are available. It will cost you around 10 US dollars, but it is worth every penny. He/She will give you a detailed explanation of each...More

2  Thank sijohnt
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
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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
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
9 July 2016|
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Response from plaistowboy | Reviewed this property |
When you are facing the Palacio from the Zocalo got to the left and then turn right down the street. The entrance is half way down on the right. Don't forget ID