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Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
+52 999 930 3100
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“second floor” (33 reviews)
“great murals” (15 reviews)
Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
+52 999 930 3100
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

The paintings in the huge upstairs hall are a gem, and so are all the paintings on the wall of the palace. The view on the centrral square is so nice...

Thank evelynec-611
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The palacio has a tourism office on the ground floor and inside is full of oil pairings by the local artist Fernando Castro Pacheco, the paintings portray the Maya history and the Spanish and Catholics invasion. Free entry

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This place reminded me a lot of the National Palace in Mexico City, where Diego Rivero's murals adorn the walls on the staircase telling the history of Mexico. But at this place, they have 2 large murals on the bottom floor telling the history of...More

Thank Brianmck1984
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I was amazed by the large (huge) paintings made by Fernando Castro Pacheco, which tell all history of Yucatán and Mérida, from the colonial times to the industry of Henequen (Sisal). The building has its own beauty itself and a great view of the Main...More

Thank Nico A
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Nicely maintained building. Learn the history of Yucatan from the colonisation era by following the story painted on the murals

Thank Konpar1978
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a must on your visit to Merida. Get to see the magnificent murals that display the history of Yucatan... The connection between the Maya and the Spanish as it unfolds through history.

Thank YucatanGuide
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This stately building is basically for administration. There is however the upstairs paintings are not to be missed. These panels offer an unique view of the history of the Yucatan. There are two paintings that always arrest my attention. One is on Fray De Landa,...More

Thank Anabel-2013
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Spectacular murals. The Governor's Palace is a nice place to slow down and enjoy the art/history of the Yucatan.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The murals are both beautiful and a fascinating look into the turbulent history of Merida. The art is arresting in it's color and the colonial building makes an interesting back drop to art that depicts some of the horrors colonialism perpetrated on the Maya... Yet...More

Thank R K
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is free to visit. The front is guarded by armed guards so we passed it the first time thinking we couldn't enter. But you can. Inside you'll find some incredible murals and cultural artwork. We didn't have a guide so we had to read...More

Thank Jo C
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Response from anodynetr | Reviewed this property |
It was rebuilt in 19th century to original archetectural specs. Famous murals were painted in the 1970's. A must see if your going to Merida