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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 November 2014

Stretched over a huge ground, this is one place that has so much history and importance in the whole culture of the city. On a personal front I thought nothing special about the architecture but the inside were a completely different story. The murals tell...More

Thank Bird F
Reviewed 24 November 2014

We had an art major guide helped us see the Rivera murals in a way we could not have without her. We were amazed by the Palace cats that live in the grassy courtyard. They just sat in the sun ignoring the tourists.

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 20 November 2014

We visited the National Palace and thought the murals of Deigo Rivera painted on the stairway walls, astounding. They depict the history of Mexico and were painted in six years. Deigo Rivera certainly didn't have much time to himself judging by the volume of work...More

Thank Clive D
Reviewed 19 November 2014

If you find yourself at the Historical Center, go visit the National Palace. The murals of Diego Riviera at the National Palace were impressive and tell the history of Mexico. The courtyard was lovely too.

Thank iamwanderlass
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Was closed for a Presidential event. It was extremely crowded, however, was able to enjoy one small interior section and the exterior.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 13 November 2014

You must check out the Murals inside the palace, outside of that it gets a little boring... cool part was the palace was set on fire durign our stay due to the protests and uprisings due to the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students. Tragic!

Thank RAlmaraz
Reviewed 12 November 2014

The frescos were worth a look, and the gardens wee nice. But all the exhibits were in Spanish and it's all a but brutalist for my liking!

Thank Tessifer
Reviewed 12 November 2014

The murals are a must-see in Mexico City. But, without any literature on what we're looking at it was largely an uninformed visit. Diagrams identifying what/why/who was on the murals would have been more than helpful.

Thank rustymambo
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Go inside and see all the outstanding wall paintings from Diego Rivera illustrating mexican history starting with spanish intrusion and endening with at the mexican revolution beginning the 20th century on the balconies of second floor. And don't miss to see the exhibition how how...More

Thank ROLF H
Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

That's a good site, the important thing is the "Diego riviera murales". The visit is fast and it's in front of Zocalo and Cathedral.

Thank Alfredo R
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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17 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
20 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
8 July 2016|
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Response from SerLeoTheCritic | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 entrances. One is the main one, right to your right hand side if you face looking towards the Cathedral. If it is barricaded they open the second entrance. This is located on the top north corner. To get there... More