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Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

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“great murals”(16 reviews)
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Calle 61, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit Merida often but never really came in here. I took time this time and went through every mural and signs. I appreciate the building itself, but reading the explanation of mural was very educational. Fascinating history. Of course murals and artifacts were beautiful.

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The building is open until 8pm, filled with paintings depicting the Mayan struggles with the Spanish invasion. Plenty of things to see and do around this site.

Thank Allen A
Reviewed 17 July 2018

What an excellent building. Free entry, lots of history and simply an amazing pictorial history of the Yucatan. i took maybe an hour to check out each of the murals and exhibits on the second floor and the view to the Zocalo is great too....More

Thank Monteverdeguy
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Easy and worthwhile to see the giant paintings about the history of the Yucatan. I personally didn't think the artwork was beautiful, but very interesting. The artwork is almost all in one large room, so it's not overwhelming like an art museum might be. We...More

Thank gotkidswilltravel
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The paintings are lovely, its worth popping inside its cool only takes you about 15 minutes unless you linger, not many people, clean toilets no tour guide needed.

Thank Blackie06
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Nice area to sit and watch people navigating the roads and sideways. Plenty of cervesa cokes and nice eats. We had ceviche while we sat, and really enjoyed it.

Thank d'Amileau B
Reviewed 3 June 2018

It is an old Spanish building that used to be the Governor's palace now it has amazing, huge wall panels telling the history of Spanish invasion and the local indigenous population. Lovely interior courtyard and marble stairs. Well worth a visit.

Thank Whitehavengirl43
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We thought we wouldn’t get to see this as there was a demonstration outside when we arrived. Luckily for us it ended quickly and we got to go inside to see the murals which gave us a history tour of the Mayan people. Very informative....More

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The murals explain the Mayan existence before, during and after the Spanish arrived. Lovely quiet court yard.

Thank Frances77
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a visit here as part of a city tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and obviously loves history. What a pleasure to visit Mérida and see what all we did.

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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