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Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

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Address: Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
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+52 999 930 3100
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amazing historical murals.

we were staying at the wonderful "luz en yucatan" hotel, which has a unique mexican flavour, only a couple of blocks away from the centro historico. sitting in the the plaza... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2016
British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

we were staying at the wonderful "luz en yucatan" hotel, which has a unique mexican flavour, only a couple of blocks away from the centro historico. sitting in the the plaza grande or independence square, one is surrounded by some of the city's most impressive colonial buildings. we looked at our map and guide book and sorted ourselves out and... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

the murals and history describing them was enlightening. The building was amazing! If in the square do not miss this.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Quick visit that is free. Steps off the main square, walk around (two big levels) and learn more about the history of Merida. If lucky, you can even walk into some of the offices and get a sense of working in a government setting.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

The paintings that cover the walls at the governor's palace depict the mayan civilisation and interactions with the spanish.. quite breathtaking art!

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We visited The Governor's Palace two times in the one week we stayed in Merida.....it was SO impressive. We enjoyed a walk through during our first evening in the city but had to return because of the murals. They are magnificent and we took our time to appreciate each one. They are spectacular to see and truly give a genuine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Was surprised and amazed that it is free to go in and did not expect to find an enormous collection of extraordinary paintings by Fernando Castro Pacheco throughout depicting Maya and Spaniards history. Exquisite work by the painter! Great hall on second floor has good views to the Plaza Grande.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Stunning murals of the Mayan & colonial history. Beautiful building on two floors, free entry. The important aspect is the murals which are around the building and in a large gallery upstairs which afford good views of the square

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

The Palacio del Gobernador (or Palacio de Gobierno) is a gorgeous, green-painted historic building situated on the north-east corner of Merida’s Plaza Grande (corner of Calles 61 and 60). There is a tourist office on the main floor of the building where you can find brochures, maps and helpful staff who speak English. I recommend picking up a free copy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

need a tour guide or good book to fully appreciate. gives a history of mayan people through the paintings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

This building across from the Cathedral is really beautiful and wonderfully preserved. The second floor houses beautiful paintings of some of the Mexican conflicts. The exhibit was actually open late so I was able to see at night time which helped maximize day for other attractions. Perfect thing to see pre-dinner.

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