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Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

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Address: Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
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Beautiful Historic colonial building with open air courtyard. Inside are three floors and a local artist's painting. On the top floor is the artist's paintings that cover the... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Enid, Oklahoma
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Enid, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

Beautiful Historic colonial building with open air courtyard. Inside are three floors and a local artist's painting. On the top floor is the artist's paintings that cover the history of the Mayan people. Most all descriptive plaques have an english translation. Very emotional and moving.

Thank gregnlou
Albany, New York
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

The Governor's Palace is a lovely building in itself. However the series of murals in the upper floor long gallery depicting highlights of the history of Merida (a lot of it not pleasant) are excellent.

Thank robin082
Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

There are two floors of murals and paintings that will amaze you. The traumatic history of the Mayans and their spanish conquerors is depicted in this amazing collection. Placards are presented in spanish, english and maya.

Thank Jack W
Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

The impressive mansion is given over to a series of paintings depicting the Yucetan's bloody history. The text is interesting certainly. The paintings are from the early '70s and are gloomy modern crossed with Soviet heroic poses. But I came away with a real appreciation for what happened to the Mayan civilization. Like the artwork, not pretty.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

If you leave Merida without giving this building half an hour or more, you will truly be missing something. The building, the murals, and what you learn about the history of Mexico make it worthwhile.

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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Colonial building worth seeing for the series of impressive murals depicting Yucatan/Mayan history. Don't be intimidated by the police near the entrance--just walk in. Elevator makes the second floor (where everything is) accessible. And it's free.

Thank sherylfu
Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

What a beautiful building both inside and out. The murals are outstanding and there is a lot of history here. Located just across the road from the cathedral. Entry free.

Thank Richard W
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Located at one end of the plaza, this Palace is a must see. Also highly recommend the evening light show in the plaza as this building plays a large role.

Thank Jim B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We have seen Monet's Waterlilies in Paris and Rivera's Revolution Mural's in Mexico City, but Pacheco's Yucatan History murals rank right up there. Go. It is worth the effort.

Thank Bdh26
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

This place was full if historical murals that tell the story of mexico and the city. Easy walk and is open also during the evenings.

Thank lxjuarez

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