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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 Histórico
+52 55 3688 1255
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The incredibly famous murals of Diego Rivera can be seen here. I strongly recommend going with a tour guide to get the mots appreciation out of this place, its history and its art!

Thank Vincent_van_Halsema
Reviewed 1 week ago

Notable for extensive, coherent collection of Diego Rivera murals. Temporary exhibit of Mixtecan art & artifacts was equally impressive, beautifully curated.

Thank enfant_de_boheme
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a fan of art and in particular Diego Rivera, and in addition a lover of history then this is a place you must visit. The building itself has a fascinating history, and was built on the original site of the Palace of...More

Thank FerringFairy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable walk through this massive place and the murals were the thing that drew me to this place. They did not disappoint.

Thank Darryl S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Palace is spectacular. Don't miss the Diego Rivera masterpieces housed there. They give free tours. We had an excellent guide who explained the history of the murals and Diego's life. And this Palace is next to the Cathedral and massive main square/plaza.

Thank billbowling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again having to stretch my mind through history. The palace was the residence of many Mexican presidents and is built on the site of Montezumas residence.

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was interested in seeing Diego Rivera's murals but had not anticipated how incredible they would be. They are all great, but the one over the main stairway is truly awe-inspiring. Take time to work through the sequence of events. There are explanations on the...More

Thank PDXtravelers16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing gardens and patios . The murals around the walls of the presidential palace are outstanding. Free entrance.

Thank Norma F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Palacio Nacional is a must when in Mexico City. Not only is the a government building, it also home to multiple Diego Rivera murals that detail the history of the Mexican people. The murals are beautiful and a must-see when visiting Mexico City.

Thank Jeremy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance is now on the North side of the building, some distance from the Zocolo. They hold our ID and any backpacks. Yes see the Rivera murals and wander the huge Spanish style courtyards. There's a quite good display of indigenous artifacts in a...More

Thank rrrenter
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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Sonia M
31 January 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
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