Mexico Distrito Federal,
The National Palace is the seat of the federal executive in Mexico. 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 Moctezuma
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This site functioned as the Aztec leader Moctezuma II's residence. The richness of the palace surprised Cortés, who rebuilt it into a massive fortress.
Since the 1930s, the president has not lived in the palace. The National Palace is currently home to some of the offices of both Mexico's Federal Treasury and the National Archives.
The site and much of the building material of the current building were called Moctezuma II's "New Houses". Claimed by Hernán Cortés in 1521,the palace was rebuild.