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Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
+52 999 930 3100
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“second floor” (32 reviews)
“great murals” (14 reviews)
Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
+52 999 930 3100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overly supervised trip through the occupying governor's house. I dont appreciate being followed by museum guides that closely. Thought I was going to have my heels stepped on. Ugh did not like at all. Typical colonial theives furniture admist poor people. Made me sick.

Thank Maggie N
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

In addition to the beautiful architecture, there are many murals here that depict the Mayan people. It is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Don't miss this impressive place if you are in Merida. It will just take an hour of your time but you get a glimpse of the life and struggle of the Mayans during the Spanish rule and what the Spanish conquistadors did to this civilisation....More

Thank Dr_B_Maitra
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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