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National Palace (Palacio Nacional): Tours & Tickets

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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
Cuauhtemoc District
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent trip to Mexico City my husband and I immersed ourselves in its history. We visited many points of interests and found the historical center including the National Palace, Zocalo Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral impressive. To stand among these landmarks is a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank 3SCs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the National Palace on my last day in town- the Diego Rivera murals are worth the trip, especially the huge mural found at the staircase (both levels). Be alert as you walk inside, as to the right there is the entrance to a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes it seems difficult to visit the National Palace to see the Diego Rivera murals, but it is well worth it. Hand over your passport -because you will get it back and walk up the stairs to feast on the extraordinary murals completed 1929-1945. The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank dallasgirl53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the outside, the inner gardens and Diego's mural in this attraction but you won't get to see other stuff unless your part of the gov't or important visitor, but still impressive non the less.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After the Cathedral, we walked to Palacio Nacional which was a hop and a skip away. It has strict security and you have to check in your bags. There are artifacts and murals that will keep you occupied and amazed. The Diego Rivera murals are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

Diego Rivera's murals here are outstanding and provide an excellent overview of Mexican history as well as an aesthetic representation of Mexican culture. We enjoyed seeing government staff mixing in with tourists; it gave the place a feeling of seriousness and relevance that made it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

This was one of the places that impressed me the most on our last visit to Mexico City. The history and the Diego Rivera murals in it are just mind blowing. It is very well maintained and safe, you can't miss it when visiting Mexico...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank marceypaco
Reviewed September 2, 2019

Fantastic murals by Diego Rivera. TIP: They will ask for identification that you surrender at the checkpoint (I was nervous about leaving my passport) but you don't have to leave a Passport a Drivers License will work just fine. You pick it up when you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank Wanderer802867
Reviewed August 23, 2019

When you get to Zacalo, you cannot miss this place because it is the whole block building covers the other side of Zacalo. It is so huge that the Mexican flag on top of the building looks so tiny. Just the size of the palace...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019

We enjoyed seeing the Diego Rivera murals and walking through the courtyards. Be sure to bring an ID to get in

Date of experience: May 2019
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Sonia M
January 31, 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
August 17, 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
October 20, 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