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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 2 days ago

I love it because you can visit, the first bank or Casa de la Moneda inside, and also you can go to senator room were there was written the Mexican Constitution in 1917, great paintings or Mural by Diego Rivera

Thank Cesar V
Reviewed 2 days ago

The National Palace is still a working office building were a lot of the áreas of the Ministry of Finance are housed. At the same time is has a museum of Benito Juárez, an all chamber of congress, full of Diego Rivera´s painting of the...More

Thank MtcSpoor
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The structure is very nice, with beautiful gardens. The mural made by Diego Rivera is a must see, since it magically displays Mexico's history.

Thank Alejandro R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great place to see some of Diego Rivera's murals. Also, interesting display of period pieces in the museum section.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago

(THE PHOTO DOES NOT CORRESPOND TO THE NATIONAL PALACE) A long and majestic building from the time of the colony, which can be visited in some of its parts and halls. It houses the wonderful murals of Diego Rivera, who paint different scenes of Mexico...More

Thank Malonsoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

While waiting in line, a very lovely gentleman who is a historian at the local college was offering tours of Diego Rivera murals and we took him up on it! Unless you are Rivera expert or an art historian, get a guide. It's totally worth...More

Thank sparty76
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wanted to see this place because I'd heard so much about the murals of Diego Rivera. His portrayals of pre-spanish culture and the indigenous people are amazing. It makes you wonder how another culture can so completely destroy the existing culture. This is...More

Thank Troy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be put off by security checks. Wonderful opportunity to admire some of Diego rivera's stunning murals

Thank Konpar1978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance to this Palacio is free but you need to take photo identification. Only a small part is open to the public but that's quite large. There is a rather magic audio/visual production and there are displays of the history of the United States...More

1  Thank RexFC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance is now on the left side rather than through the main doors at the front. There are free guide tours that you can join once you get inside (but I'm not sure if they are in English)

Thank cheribokern
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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Evelina O
20 October 2016|
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Response from Julian M | Reviewed this property |
Also, find a trusted tour guide company that will drive you around. Best way to do it! If you find the man I described, he is awesome!
8 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
Richy L
20 December 2015|
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Response from Jack J | Reviewed this property |
We worked through a concierge at the Hampton Inn near by - he was very well informed. You might contact them and ask if they know. My guess is No they are not open on Christmas day. That place is government run and I... More