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Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

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Address: Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 999 930 3100
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The art displayed in the governors palace was simply beautiful. There were dozens of paintings and descriptions below each one.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2015
Texarkana, Arkansas
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Beautiful building. I believe all of the large paintings are from the same artist. Good history in the artwork. Go in where the imposing guards are (It felt like I shouldn't walk by them) and head up to the second floor galleries. Free.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The art displayed in the governors palace was simply beautiful. There were dozens of paintings and descriptions below each one.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

The palace has many paintings which tell the story of the city. Make sure to check open and close hours.

Thank biarritzblue
Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Make sure you go upstairs. Beautiful gallery of historical passages of Yucatan and balconies with a gorgeous view of the main square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

A good respite from the severe heat of Merida & a great way to learn Mayan history through paintings. There are descriptions in English explaining the not so easy life through the centuries.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Beauitful building but also like many other govt buildings in mexico, esp similar to mexico citys. Take a quick stroll its free. Also if you have any questions there is a nice tourist office near the entrence where they do not try to sell you any tours andsuch they just give you great and helpful information on Merida places and... More 

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

I really wanted to go here and see the famous murals that adorn the walls of this cool building. It did not disappoint at all. The murals are huge and colourful and have little boards (in English) explaining their significance. It is a great way to learn about the wars and time of the Spanish conquest and the Mayan struggle... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

We walked in the palace on an evening, almost by chance; because we were visiting the Merida center and because entrance was free. The large rooms, courtyard etc. were rather dull, in our view. But we enjoyed seeing a bit of the local history, from the point of view of the Maya descendants, in the murals and paintings. For instance,... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

The Governor's Palace was built in 1892 and inside are a series of large murals painted by Fernando Castro Pacheco which were completed in 1978. It took him 25 years to finish and show the symbolic history of the Maya and their dealings with the Spanish. Pacheco died in 2013 at the age of 95. There is no admission fee... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Not even such a nice building, and we didn't care too much for the collection either. I would say only for those really interested in local history. But free so it doesn't hurt to take a quick look

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