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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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Address: Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 55 3688 1255
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Don´t miss the Murals of Diego Rivera

The building startet 1563 as the residence of the Vize-king of New Spain. It was destroyed two times by fire in 1659 and 1692 and was rebuilt in its today form. After the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building startet 1563 as the residence of the Vize-king of New Spain. It was destroyed two times by fire in 1659 and 1692 and was rebuilt in its today form. After the Independence of Mexico it became government seat. 1926 received the building its 3. floor and Diego Rivera started to paint between 1929 until 1951his famous Mural of... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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I love to see the way different governments/countries operate. Benito Juarez museum is awesome. They have some murals that are fun to decipher.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You would need to bring an ID (passport or driver's license) to get a visitor pass to get in. The building has magnificent colonial architecture and the interior had many beautiful murals created by Diego Rivera.

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Worth going there only to see the murals! Don't forget to bring your ID otherwise you are not signed in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excuse the pun but it's Palaciego, Grande! Hermosa! A must see on an Historical District Tour! Gorgeous!

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The inside of the palace is amazing you aren't allowed to take photos which is a shame as there are some fabulous carvings etc inside, we were lucky we were there around the day of the dead when they had all the carts outside dedicated to famous people all dressed in flowers there was even on for William Shakespeare

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The murals by Diego Rivera are beautiful and have such an amazing story to them. You must see these!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Diego Rivera's mural within the National Palace tells the story of the nation from the point of view of the post-revolutionary period in stunning color and form. It is one of the most important murals of the Mexican Muralist movement. Go see it, you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with the wonderful David from "Journeys Below the Surface" private tours, which was great. The building is lovely with a quiet, peaceful central court and of course, the Diego Rivera murals. a bit of a wait to get in, you need some Id, no bags and no sunglasses. worth the visit, but best to go with some information to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a place where everyone will enjoy, it is free, very accessible and has vibrant ancient history everyone can enjoy and learn from. It is very spacious and easy to access. The security is excellent and professional.

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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 vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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