Mexico Car Hire and The National Palace
The National Palace is the seat of the federal executive in Mexico, located in Mexico City's main square, the Plaza de la Constitucion, which you can visit with your Mexico car hire.
See a little piece of history
The palace was originally constructed in 1563 after the conquest of New Spain. There were fires in 1659 and 1692, which forced the palace to be reconstructed. This is what you will see when you visit with your Mexico car hire. In 1821, with the culmination of the War of Independence against Spain, the palace was renamed the National Palace. Executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the government were house in the palace, but the legislative and judicial branches were eventually moved. The palace has seen a number of types of government. During the Mexican-American War, U.S military governor general John Quitman ruled from here. And during the second Mexican Empire, Maximilian resided here and called it the Imperial Palace. Since the Republic of Mexico came into existence in 1867, it was the seat of the executive authority and the official residence of the President.
What you will see today
When you visit with your Mexico car hire you will still find the seat of the executive authority. Although it no longer is the official residence of the President, it does have some important offices and areas of interest. It has the office of the Secretary of Finance, a tribute to Benito Juarez, Juarez Hall, the old Chamber of Deputies, the gallery of presidents, and Morisco Hall.
Plan your trip
When you visit with your Mexico car hire, you will find the National Palace in the Federal District of the city. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m, except for Monday when they open at 10 a.m. They are not open on weekends. They are always closed on New Years Day, Constitution Day, Benito Juarez's birthday, Battle of Pueblo Day, Mexico National Day, Independence Day, Mexican Revolution Day, Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and Christmas. The cost of visiting is free and it is also accessible by the Metro Station Zocalo.
Stay and see the area
There are many other attractions near the National Palace for you to visit with your Mexico car hire. There is Acequia Real, Calle Moneda, Customs House. Merchants' Arcades, Metropolitan Cathedral, Museo de la Luz, Museum of Religious Art, Old Town Hall, and much more.