National Palace, Mexico City

Government Building · Architectural Building
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Absorb the impressive architecture of National Palace, a government building erected on the site of the previous Aztec residence of Montezuma II, and built using materials salvaged from the ancient ruins. At the home of the federal treasury and national archives, you can admire beautiful architecture and courtyards (one of which is used to for state banquets) and enjoy amazing murals by Diego Rivera. Note that large bags must be kept in lockers on entry. Consider touring the building with a guide to enhance your understanding of its history. Plan to see National Palace and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mexico City route builder app.
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  • The Palace is closed and has been for a while. No signs, tourist info know nothing. The we site, google maps says its open, it isn't. Guards just say its due to the pandemic but then tell you to go... 
    The Palace is closed and has been for a while. No signs, tourist info know nothing. The we site, google maps says its open, it isn't. Guards just say its due to the pandemic but then tell you to go...  more »
  • Beyond the exhibits, it is the building and its architecture that itself is incredible. The art covers different periods and styles, so it really comes down to a matter of personal taste what... 
    Beyond the exhibits, it is the building and its architecture that itself is incredible. The art covers different periods and styles, so it really comes down to a matter of personal taste what...  more »
  • Rivera's murals offer a snapshot of Mexican history from the Tenochtitlan days to the Revolution. The gardens of the Palace are also very nice. You will need to provide your passport or driver's... 
    Rivera's murals offer a snapshot of Mexican history from the Tenochtitlan days to the Revolution. The gardens of the Palace are also very nice. You will need to provide your passport or driver's...  more »
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  • The NP is closed for tourists due to the pandemic. No information about it on google. I had to ask soldiers for information who were guarding the otherwise impressive building. Lack of information meanwhile the signs and the flags for Diegos murals are still in front of the palace. Unorganised, lack of information and misleading for us all.
  • It's quite crowded most of the time. But it's worth the wait
  • incredible Diego Rivera murals 💯 this is a must-see while visiting Mexico City 👌
  • Warning to anyone thinking of coming to see the museum and/or Rivera murals: it’s listed on Google as open but told by the guards today (Feb 20, 2022) it’s closed per Covid.
  • Closed can't see Rivera's murals...plus security told us to go around to the side which was not true...it's closed don't waste your time....AMLo open up the palace!

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