Palacio Nacional

#10 in Best Things To Do in Mexico City
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Key Info

Avenida Pino Suarez, Corregidora esquina Guatemala

Price & Hours

Free
Tues-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Details

Museums, Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.6scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

The National Palace holds the federal executive branch of the Mexican government and sits along Mexico City's main public square, as El Zócalo. The palace itself is a massive, ornate building that contains several gardens, murals and fountains. Its highlights are the Diego Rivera murals painted in panoramic style across the palace's walls. These murals depict the stages of Mexican history, from pre-Columbian days to the current age.

Admission is free and travelers say that a typical stop should last about one to two hours. Be sure to bring your passport or other identification to gain admittance. The palace is open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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