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Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

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Address: Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
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Beautiful murals in a wonderful old buildng

The murals tell a story of a very dark time in Mayan history. This is free to visit and you can look at your own pace. Such a lovely town is Merida and the restored houses and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Andy H
Menasha, Wisconsin
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Menasha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The murals tell a story of a very dark time in Mayan history. This is free to visit and you can look at your own pace. Such a lovely town is Merida and the restored houses and buildings are very beautiful.

Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely to be able to find something that cost nothing. Beautiful architecture. Paintings tell story of Mayan oppression by Spanish.

Thank Joyce P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those buildings that one walks past all the time without paying much attention. It is well worth taking a few minutes to revisit Yucatan's history, depicted here in monumental paintings by Fernando Castro Pacheco. These are impressive, and most are found in one of the most beautiful rooms in Mérida. An opportunity to enjoy some terrific... More 

Thank Keith P
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very typical colonial building. Always a great feeling by walking slowly around the building. It felt like we were back to that previous time.

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Essex UK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in just before it was due to close to view the murals & artwork which were very good & interesting.

Thank Angel57
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of the colonial type government buildings that I have seen in Latin America, this is one of the better ones. For a start security is minimal and entrance is free. The outside of the building is lovingly maintained and depending on various circumstances, most of the interior is open to the public.

Thank gyanfernando
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Palace is located on the main Plaza, no charge to walk in that i noticed , small tourist info office at the entrance, not really outstanding ....

Thank Panchito45
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If Wells could speak well here you can "listen" to the walls narrate the history of Yucatán. Yo u can understand through these murals.it is certainly A must visit.

Thank Angie M
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a beautiful building on the Place Grande where many of the night entertainment (like Vaquejeros dancers, Poktapok games, etc.) take place. You can't get into any of the rooms but the atrium on both floors is full of paintings and history to view.

Thank jaymio
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The paintings (all of the same artist) depict the evolution of Mexico from pre-Hispanic to the actual era. The paintings are rather of the modern type. With the description of the paintings you also learn something from the history opf Yucatan. On the other hand you also get to visit the building itself. No entrance fee.

Thank Yannick W

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