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“Wonderful Diego Rivera murals”

National Palace (Palacio Nacional)
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I cannot recommend the National Palace with the Diego Rivera murals highly enough. They are fantastic. He painted them between 1929 - 1935, and they basically depict the history of Mexico from Aztec or pre Aztec times, through to the Spanish conquest and thereafter. They are colourful, interesting, intricate and incredibly well preserved. The paintings are on the walls of the corridors of the National Palace and the setting just adds to their grandeur. And don't miss the lovely garden at the back of the palace which is pretty, peaceful and had what appeared to be at least a dozen resident cats lazing about in the sun! Highly recommended.

Thank Janine D
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

The murals were riveting and told a story in pictures. The crowds were overwhelming getting to the Palace.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Step inside and leave behind the chaos of the world outside. What a nice way to spend the morning when it's nice and cool. We hired the guide at the foot of the stairs, which turned out to be the best decision. (Fair price, too.) Don't miss the two shops: The larger one was my favorite for the selection.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

If you visit the Palacio Nacional right on the Zócalo, please make sure you have a guide with ample knowledge of Diego Rivera's murals. They are beautiful, full of history and little nuggets. Don't keep to the stairs, wonder into the second floor and see the other paintings with details of daily life.

Thank aventura6707
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Well, the main ones are by Diego Rivera in the huge stairwell that has been very well conserved. This is a mural anout 400 years of Mexican history depicting the good, and often bad, things that appened. The pre-columban inians, the Spannish conquistadors, peasant life, revolution. All very graphic, but as such murals should be, a wonderful interwoven set of themes painted with great feeling. You often have to go back to vignettes to see what they are really trying to say. Some depict brutal horror, but these are balanced by feeling and sympathetic scenes

Thank Donald Q
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