The National Palace (Spanish: Palacio Nacional) is the seat of the federal executive in Mexico. Since 2018 it has also served as the official residence for the President of Mexico. It is located on Mexico City's main square, the Plaza de la Constitución (El Zócalo). This site has been a palace for the ruling class of Mexico since the Aztec Empire, and much of the current palace's building materials are from the original one that belonged to the 16th-century leader Moctezuma II.
Used and classified as a government building, the National Palace, with its red tezontle facade, fills the entire east side of the Zócalo, measuring over 200 metres (660 ft) long. It is home to some of the offices of both the Federal Treasury and the National Archives.
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Byron Boyle | Jan 3, 2018
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.
Andrew Nurse | Dec 2, 2017
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.
Sampoorna Biswas | Dec 27, 2017
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.
Qijing Yu | Jan 24, 2018
Great historic place, as many others in Mexico City! So much to look, especially the murals
John Cohen | Jan 14, 2018
A must go to see the Diego Rivera murals. they have inconsistent hours and randomly close. Mexico....
Shelby Elkins | Mar 7, 2018
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!
Fabrizio Andreuzzi | Apr 1, 2018
Great place, well organized, free admission, bring a valid picture ID. The murals and other historical sections are really great. Cozy shops with Mexican souvenirs, books and ceramics.
Oliver Kiderle | Apr 16, 2018
Amazing palace with loads of history, beautiful art and good explanations in both English and Spanish. Must-visit and free!
Young Zheng | Mar 31, 2018
Beautiful structure. They close at 5, so remember to visit before closing time and don't forget your ID.
Rajat Basavaraj | Apr 19, 2018
Lovely architecture! Wonderful scenic area to explore. Even more bright and lit up at night!
Andrew Abraham | May 9, 2018
Free entry, just bring your ID since it’s a government building. Take a walk around to see some great Diego Rivera murals.
Magnus Rashid | Jun 1, 2018
We didn’t wait in line or anything but we’ll worth the free walk around. Murals were very cool.
Jina Kim | Jul 11, 2018
Bring an ID! Took a lot of design inspiration for my dream home and garden from this stunning location. Inside you will see beautiful gardens filled with cats lounging about in the sun and the greenery, stunning murals and various important historical items and monuments that give you a good overview of recent Mexican history. A highlight of the city, strongly recommend!
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