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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has a lot of old paintings but to really know the history of the building and all inside you do need a tourist guide who knows the history of this place. Don’t spend more than one hour here but take some pictures.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We almost skipped the National Palace, and I am so glad we didn't. The murals inside the palace are simply stunning. You could easily spend an hour or more pouring over the details and intricacies of each. The building itself is also a marvel. It's...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hired a guide at the front door which was a great way to learn about Diego's art. We spent two hours and could have stayed longer. Gorgeous gardens in the interior. Tuesday's are free entrance.

Thank sally k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll make this short and to the point. If you are into the art of Diego Rivera then this is an absolute treat and a complete pleasure to take in. I could have stayed for hours admiring the art but i was with a group...More

Thank miabosmex121215
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to see the Diego Rivera staircase murals on a Sunday when the nearby Zocolo and city center were jammed with people. We went through the easy security (have an ID) and entered a quiet grouping of courtyards with native plants leading to...More

Thank TexDallas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to go these places if you visit Mexico. They are a must see. They are a way to understand Mexican history.

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace has some of Diego Rivera's most stunning murals, a nice botanic garden and pretty architecture. It's free to go in, which is pretty amazing, but be sure to bring ID as they take it when you enter, no worries though, you get it...More

Thank Martijn710
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free museum. No food/drinks allowed. They provide a bag check. You get visitor tags for a government issued id( I used my USA drivers license). Second level has beautiful murals by Diego Rivera with explanation in English and Spanish. I saw a few tourists had...More

Thank sljforever
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can understand bags n water, but not the sunnies! Anyway, not going to argue with an armed soldier standing guard! Visiting here, is to see Diego Rivera's Mural.... a fascinating history of Mexico existence from Aztec to modern times, complete with issues probably considered...More

Thank gro05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hola, We visited the National Palace, with a guide, specifically to see Diego Rivera’s murals depicting the history of Mexico. We had some knowledge of Rivera’s works but were initially speechless at the epic size of the murals and their painstaking detail which has you...More

Thank The B
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
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