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National Palace in Mexico City

 
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Distance from city center: 8.8mi
welt-raiser's pictureby welt-raiser History & Culture travel tip
added on the 8th of October, 2010
This building really earned the name National Palace as it has been the residence of Mexico's monarch or president for over 300 years. Hernan Cortez was the first to live here and it was a presidential residence until not long ago.

The palace is amazing and huge,  but the its second floor is the most interesting part. It is decorated with the murals of the famous 20th century artist, Diego Rivera, the husband of Frida Kahlo. The murals depict events from the history of Mexico, many from the Aztec times. My favorite mural is the one telling the legend of Quetzacoatl, the white man brought to the Aztecs by a feathered snake. The pictures are amazing, you have to see them.

Address:
José María Pino Suárez PALACIO NACIONAL, Centro, Mexico

Price:
Free, but you'll have to show your ID or driving license.

 
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