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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 1 week ago

First of all you have to have ID to get in, if it is your passport they keep it and you pick it up in the way out. I also had my carrier bag kept until I got out. I would say if you are...More

Thank Taki P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to check the beautiful and breathtaking Diego Rivera murals! Do not forget to hire a personal Guide to maximize the experience!

Thank Alito
Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember to bring your passport and line up half an hour for entry. Optional to hire a guide to know the story.

Thank bryanhoho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Palace is one of the most iconic sites in Mexico City, it is a colonial building that represents one of the most important eras of Mexican History. To get in you only need to have an ID and they do not charge you...More

Thank Carolina D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located facing the Zocalo. Block long palace houses offices for the President. Interesting colonial architecture and a botanical display in the courtyard. The feature attraction are the Diego Rivera murals portraying Mexican history and life truogh the ages.

Thank Eygene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the two prime locations for a incredible collection of Diego Rivera Murals including many of his most politically explicit ones

Thank BrooklynBoomer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never been here and were missing a lot. The interior courtyard has beautiful gardens, but you must not miss the Diego Rivera murals on the second floor as you go up the stairs. There were temporary art collections and make to sure to...More

Thank perezjale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside you find a beautiful cactus garden, architecture and the most amazing murals. And its Free! TIP: entrance is on the side of palace, about a block up from the Cathedral where all the yelling vendors starts.

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palacio Nacional, originally built almost 500 years ago by orders of Hernán Cortés, is about 200 meters long. Part of the materials were taken from Moctezuma's palace.There are usually several interesting exhibitions going on, but what I love the most are the cats (yes,...More

Thank kontiki7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The National Palace is a nice colonial building with a great courtyard, but the real draws are the Diego Rivera murals on the second story. Well worth the visit. Enter through the north side and bring ID.

Thank Bajuga
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
Once inside, Is it possible to hire a guide to explain the Diego Rivera murals?
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!
Hello. Where is the entrance? I was in the area today, but it all appeared to be barricaded, barring entry. There's a poster advertising Diego Rivera's murals, but no great pointers as to where to get in. Thanks 😊
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
Richy L
Hello: does anybody know if the Palacio Nacional is open on Christmas Day?
21 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