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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala | Zócalo, Mexico City 06060, Mexico
Cuauhtemoc District
+52 55 3688 1255
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

BRING ID. You need it for a ticket !!!! So it’s not easy to work your way around and find all the various sections the public are allowed into. Not much in English. However the content is amazing and it’s well worth 3/4 hours of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ijudd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lined up on a Sunday to checkout Diego Rivera’s murals. One of the group has to leave an ID. There is a map/explanation guide but it’s all in Spanish so consider reading up before you come unless you can translate. The murals are beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zahra J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you leave the amazing buildings aside and the gardens too then you can spend endless time looking at the murals. The murals are an awesome summary of Mexican history from prehispanic times to panels just dedicated to the place of corn to their society...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank timtT6478JH
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rivera mural is a masterpiece. The history of Mexico painted on 3 large walls of the building. Still in very good shape despite being outdoors. But, there is other art on display as well. The fountain in the courtyard is very photogenic. The cactus...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank subterranean_jack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tourists and locals alike, a willing to wait long minutes to see the murals inside the palace wall. For crowd control, a designated number are allowed at enter at a time. Have an ID on hand to exchange for an entry lanyard. Pass through the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barnetjb123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is really impressive. I like how Diego Rivera painted Mexico history in the walls. I recommend you to hire a tour-guide for your visit. He/She will provide important information of the place. P.D. To access to the Palace you will need an ID ;)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pathfinder688897
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while it is not always open, make sure to visit Palacio Nacional when you are in downtown Mexico City, it has many buildings and even one dedicated tu Juarez

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank felcaz5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Diego Rivera murals are displayed on the broad, stone staircase and around the courtyard walls. I think this is the best place in Mexico City to see Diego's overpowering murals. There is also a museum you can browse. Admission is free. You do have to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ella S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The line outside was super long and hectic, but there was plenty of activity and people watching. Yes we went mainly for Diego's murals, but there was a ton of historical art to see as well, though it was a bit lost on us. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank renriv5280
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only can you experience the new exhibits, but also the historical aspects of the property. Be aware there are multiple entrances that lead to different parts of the palace and that means different exhibits. One bit of advice; download the google translator. it will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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