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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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Address: Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
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+52 55 3688 1255
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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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Go Just ro see Diego Rivera's Murals

The palace itself is quite a treat, but the real enjoyment is seeing Diego Rivera's murals. We had an excellent guide who helped us see the intricacies in his massive works.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace itself is quite a treat, but the real enjoyment is seeing Diego Rivera's murals. We had an excellent guide who helped us see the intricacies in his massive works.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once inside I followed the signs and found the awe-inspiring Diego Rivera murals on the outer walls of an upper balcony around one of many interior courtyards with fountains. These paintings of Mexico's dramatic history are emotionally powerful, filled with glory, struggle, horrors, reminders of the cruelty of the pasta and eternal battle for human dignity. I spent an hour... More 

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Regina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So this is located in one of the largest public squares in the world. This is Mexico showing itself off and rightfully so. All the places in and around this square by the palace are worth your time to visit, even better with a tour guide.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited during the holidays & sometimes the line was incredibly long, other times the line was manageable. Since it is a government office no backpacks are allowed inside (there is a room to check them) and someone in your party must have/temporarily leave some sort of identification. Inside, you can walk about freely and explore a few, small gardens... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the huge Rivera murals, which are a must, and then sat through a lengthy but beautiful presentation about Mexico's Unesco World Heritage sites. Mexico is such a culturally rich country that you could spend a lifetime exploring and understanding it. It's all the more remarkable given the cultural desert that extends for a thousand miles north... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know what to expect when visiting here, but the Diego Rivera murals are stunning and well worth a visit.

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Holladay, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size of this palace is immense and impressive. One wonders how many people office and work there? This is a seat of government and it appears well maintained. Security in riot gear are on the ready. Many small protests were underway whilst we wee there.

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Cortez, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our destinations but once we found they require you to give up your passport to enter we declined. I'm sure there is a good reason for this policy but it should be changed....we never leave a passport like this situation.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went primarily to see the Diego Rivera mural (beautiful and absolutely massive), but the rest of the exhibits were fantastic also! Definitely worth checking out!

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The Nutmeg State
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a landmark that all visitors to Mexico city pass by. It's a national symbol and a meeting place for locals when there is a national celebration or holiday.

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