Palacio Nacional, built by…

Palacio Nacional, built by Cortez on the site of Moctezuma’s home and remodeled by the viceroys.

Fodor’s: ‘Diego Rivera’s sweeping, epic murals on the second floor of the main courtyard exert a mesmeric pull. For more than 16 years (1929-1945), Rivera and his assistants mounted scaffolds day and night, perfecting techniques adapted from Renaissance Italian fresco painting. The result, nearly 1,200 square feet of vividly painted wall space, is grandiosely entitled ‘Epic of the Mexican People in Their Struggle for Freedom and Independence’.

And it really is all that and these pictures are not all that but I took a dozen of them anyway.

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