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National Palace (Palacio Nacional)

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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 3 days ago

we got recommended to visit by our walking tour guide. and I am glad we did as he suggested! the mural was amazing, set up over the grand stair case it takes a good 5 full minutes to take in.

Thank Rhi444
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting this palace is something so amazing. There are lots of resources in Mexico city and plenty of palaces very rich in exibitions and things to discover. This palace is superb. It is a must visiting it, and discovering so many treasures inside.

Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry (at least on Sunday), but they take away one of your IDs during the visit. The guards do not speak English but aren't hostile. Amazing murals by Diego Rivera, possibility to visit at least two small exhibitions, beautiful garden and nice architecture, I...More

Thank rgranc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Key reason to go now: a remarkable lux exhibit on the Mixtecs (the people from the area around oaxaca & guerrero). Very high quality, excellently commentated show on a people that get scant notice in the heavy shade of the Aztecs, Toltecs, Mayans, Mexica, etc....More

Thank OrangeRambler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon to el zocalo. We walked around a but and ended walking down to palacio nacional and realized they gave free tours. We waited in line for our turn. And it was a very cool experience. The inside is very...More

Thank Tonancy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great history and nice people. I love this place and will be back. I highly recommend this place to anyone

Thank nertj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting to spend a couple of hours here. Grounds are beautifully manicured and exhibits are well presented. Thoroughly enhoyed our morning here. Free admission

Thank c0llkelly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So I got really lucky! We were arranged to have a guide for the afternoon, and our first stop was the National Palace, and it is a huge and impressive location. But the most breath taking part was the Diego Rivera murals throughout one of...More

Thank ferreilo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rivera murals inside are alone worth the visit, but the meandering halls and architecture and plants make for a really lovely afternoon stroll. You do have to leave your passport or photo ID with them, but it's fine. They number them to correspond with...More

Thank cataclysmblack
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Gorgeous place, we waited about 30 minutes to get in. The murals of Diego Rivera were stunning! I chose to go here rather than his studio museum which was a bit of a hike. Well worth the wait.

Thank Heatheraquel
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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