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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 May 2016

The murals of Fernando Castro Pacheco line the walls of the second floor of this building. They are a short, stunning and extremely powerful history of the Mayan people and what they endured under the Spanish.

Reviewed 4 May 2016

Located in the main square and free, the Palacio del Gobernador is a must stop. My 10 year old daughter and I slowly enjoyed all of the murals. She asked me to read several aloud to her. (She could read them independently, but this allowed...More

1  Thank kenster99
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The Palace itself is a beautiful building, but what attracted most were the murals around the stair well leading up to the second floor and then the murals in the large gallery overlooking the square and the Merida Cathedral. The murals depict the birth of...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

My friend stopped in the Palacio while exploring el Centro, and were very impressed. Besides the beauty of the actual building itself, there are huge mural paintings on each wall depicting various aspects of the region's history with the Mayans, such as the Caste War,...More

Thank SanDiegoCross
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Very pretty building that is worth a walk around. It is colonial with the building surrounding an open square. There are many large murals to view as you walk about. It is free. You would only spend around 30 minutes here if that. It is...More

Thank grnfern
Reviewed 15 April 2016

The palace is free and offers a beautiful setting for art murals that offer the story of Merida and the conquest.

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Murals and art work tell Mayan history in a " nutshell." Paintings and murals are large. Public bathroom and visitor information on the bottom floo.

Thank Marian A
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Besides the architecture of arches and stone steps, the second floor is a gallery of paintings depicting the history of Yucatan. This must have been my 5th visit over the yrs and I finally read ea epitat of ea painting. Just fabulous and no charge.

Thank sabelsart
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Extremely well preserved and free attraction. Right in the main square. The murals are an amazing piece of art that takes you through several different key points of the history of the city, state and Mayan region.

1  Thank JDAMX
Reviewed 17 March 2016

it is worth to stop and look at all that murals inside. Building is also interesting from outside, but you don't need much time to see most of it.

1  Thank izi f
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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