Mexico, Palacio Nacional 2
Thomas Kellner: 66#03 Mexico, Palacio Nacional 2, 2006, C-Print, 136x49cm/53,5"x19,3", edition 12+3
The Palacio Nacional is the seat of the federal executive in Mexico and it is located at the Plaza de la Constitucion. It was constructed in 1563 by Hernán Cortés, the conqueror of Mexico and built it on the site of Moctezuma's residence. After fires in 1659 and 1692, the palace was reconstructed in its present form. Only a floor was added in 1920. Inside of the building are murals by Diego Rivera and also a small museum dedicated to Benito Juárez and the Mexican Congress.