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Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

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Address: Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
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The highlight are the wonderful paintings by Fernando Castro Pacheco. Of all the things to see and do in Merida this one is a must-see.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Albury, Australia
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Albury, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The highlight are the wonderful paintings by Fernando Castro Pacheco. Of all the things to see and do in Merida this one is a must-see.

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Billings, Montana
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

A free museum in the city center, surprisingly few visitors when I was there. Amazing large murals of Mexico's past by some of the great contemporary painters of our time. Very pleasant and quite respite from the busy street below. A jewel for understanding the complex history of the Spanish in Mexico.

Thank Corby S
Cumming, Georgia
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We just walked into the Palacio looking for a bathroom and spent an hour looking at paintings on the walls with descriptions and stories. We took pictures and learned alot.

Thank bea497
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Superb building, lots of history inside. amazing murals teaching the mayan history. We had no idea, so we got there with our best Mexican friend (a 3 hour trip for us since we stayed close to playa del Carmen) he showed us around the city and this building was probably the most interesting one to visit

Thank Yves M
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The governor's building is located right on the main square. The first floor contains the tourism office and government offices. Take the time to go to the second floor. There is an amazing (free) art gallery that depicts the history of the area. It's very informative. Signs are in Spanish and English.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Large historical structure on the plaza. Fantastic murals that tell Mexican history. Still a working government building, but parts are open to public.

Thank Larry T
Saint-Alexandre, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A very moving permanent exhibit of murals depicting the history of Merida and the Yucatan, by one of Mexico's greatest painters. Beautifully presented, you cannot but be moved by the story these murals tell.

Thank prohatyn
Pointe Claire, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The second floor art gallery overlooking Plaza Grande has an interesting series of paintings depicting scenes from Yucatan history. Larger paintings by the same artist hang on the walls of the walkway surrounding the courtyard.

Thank Ian R
Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The Palacio de Gobernador has quite a stock of beautiful artwork. Make sure you see it! Go straight in and up the stairs.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is an actual government building, but they have taken the huge spaces and turned them into a gallary of paintings by Ferdinad Castro Pacheco, a twentieth century artist who cronicled the history of the Mayan people and the oppression by the Spaniards. They are Amazing. If you like history and you like art this is a must see.

Thank Tdaily

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