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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  • Again having to stretch my mind through history. The palace was the residence of many Mexican presidents and is built on the site of Montezumas residence.  more »
  • I was interested in seeing Diego Rivera's murals but had not anticipated how incredible they would be. They are all great, but the one over the main stairway is truly awe-inspiring. Take time to work ...  more »
  • If you visit the city of Mexico I recommend you visit National Palace a place with permanent exhibitions, cessation of the National Executive, traces the history of our country
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  • Free! Must have real ID/passport, not a copy of passport to gain entry. They hold your bag for you and give you a lanyard to wear around your neck. Very big! I would block out two hours if you want to take your time and explore. On the second level there is a museum, the famous murals, and good views. You also get to see what seemed to be where there government officials use to meet. Be sure to explore the back side to see the gardens. Highly recommend!
  • 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.
  • Great historic place, as many others in Mexico City! So much to look, especially the murals

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