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Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

Calle 61, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 930 3100
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“second floor” (39 reviews)
“great murals” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
Calle 61, Merida 97000, Mexico
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+52 999 930 3100
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"second floor"
in 39 reviews
"great murals"
in 17 reviews
"murals depicting"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 26 reviews
"the main square"
in 28 reviews
"mayan history"
in 22 reviews
"two floors"
in 6 reviews
"tourist office"
in 10 reviews
"free entry"
in 5 reviews
"art gallery"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"depicted"
in 32 reviews
"fernando"
in 36 reviews
"yucatan"
in 74 reviews
"palacio"
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"courtyard"
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"plaza"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don’t let the armed guards at the entryway scare you away. This is a government building and they are there for protection. The center is an open courtyard, with paintings on the inner walls. Upstairs more artwork and an entire elegant room to view.

Thank craftywriter
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make a visit even if to see the murals and paintings which give the history of the area. A delightful place which is free to enter. The building is beautiful.

Thank Lynne2908
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building functions as both a modern center for government services and as a museum, commemorating the history of the Mayan people. The Pacheco murals are terrific; no sugar-coating of the history of oppression but executed in a style that is both beautiful and compelling....More

Thank Meg S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful building based around a quadrangle open to the sky. Stunning sweeping staircases and huge rooms with depictions both traditional and more modern. Well worth a visit. This is another free entry building. It also has public washrooms which were clean but do not...More

Thank Ian O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's free anyway, so go and have a look at the Pacheco murals. They depict the history of the indigenous people of Yucatan in a somewhat declamatory but interesting way.

Thank michamexi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come to see the many great paintings by local artist Fernando Castro Pacheco showing the history of the Maya and the colonization in the Yucatan.

Thank Anna-Lena S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The paintings on the walls of this governor's palace depict some of the history of the Mayan people, especially as related to the Spanish acquisition of their lands. Beautiful, impressive and informative.

Thank Barbara Ellen L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just walk past the guards at the entrance - no entrance fee. Walk up to the second floor and look at the murals. While the artist is far from fantastic, the stories told by the murals are heart breaking. It is a beautiful public building...More

Thank Donna T
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

I was a little intimidated to enter the building due to the many armed police at the entrance, but the owner of our hotel (Villa Verde) told us to just walk past them and go in. I'm so glad I did! It's filled with amazing...More

Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

My husband and I read a lot before visiting and this was on our list of must see locations in Merida. We wandered through ourselves and took our time especially studying the fantastic paintings. Take a walk through and enjoy. If you are unfamiliar with...More

Thank mac1927
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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
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