National Palace (Palacio Nacional), Mexico City

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Absorb the impressive architecture of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), 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 (Palacio Nacional) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mexico City route builder app .
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  • It is the nerve centre of political life d and mexico! Therein lies the Executive power, it is worth going around it is a beautiful building of the colonial period,
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  • Loved its manicured grounds, history seeped in murals, Diego Rivera paintings and Benito Juarez's preserved writings and works. Must see to get a view of Mexico's heritage, culture and people.  more »
  • The National Palace was the seat of Government for a long time, it's an old building, huge, beautiful and interesting. In it are some murals of Diego Riveira that tell the history of Mexico. These murals are huge and really impressive. The visit is free, however it is necessary to leave an identity document ma reception during the visit. Worth and was not full when we went.
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  • Free entry, amazing Deigo Rivera Murals, beautiful architecture, and Mexican history! This place is incredible, plus they have loads of cats just chilling in the back plaza. Definitely check this place out if you're in Mexico City.
  • One of the oldest building in Western Civilization housing the National Treasury for over 200years. A rich historical area with the Mexican history illustrated to modern times.
  • An absolute must visit! It has free entry (you only need an ID), and even if you have just half an hour to spare, go and see Diego Riviera's murals on pre-Hispanic life in Mexico City and the history of Mexico.
  • Palacio nacional is a place to explain the history from prehispánica to the recent time from Diego Rivera's Great Wall painting.
  • It's free entrance, you should go to see Diego Rivera work and the history of it

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