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Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

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Address: Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
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A building to explore..

A lot of history..and spectacular painting...of the Spanish taking over the Mayan Empires..Not only is the Spanish influences seen..many European countries are involved as well...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lot of history..and spectacular painting...of the Spanish taking over the Mayan Empires..Not only is the Spanish influences seen..many European countries are involved as well...

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Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't spend much time here but I would still recommend it. I liked the internal courtyard. Its a quick stop as you walk the historic district.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are walking near the Square enjoying the architechure stop in to see another lovely building. Worth a visit

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight are the wonderful paintings by Fernando Castro Pacheco. Of all the things to see and do in Merida this one is a must-see.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A free museum in the city center, surprisingly few visitors when I was there. Amazing large murals of Mexico's past by some of the great contemporary painters of our time. Very pleasant and quite respite from the busy street below. A jewel for understanding the complex history of the Spanish in Mexico.

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just walked into the Palacio looking for a bathroom and spent an hour looking at paintings on the walls with descriptions and stories. We took pictures and learned alot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb building, lots of history inside. amazing murals teaching the mayan history. We had no idea, so we got there with our best Mexican friend (a 3 hour trip for us since we stayed close to playa del Carmen) he showed us around the city and this building was probably the most interesting one to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The governor's building is located right on the main square. The first floor contains the tourism office and government offices. Take the time to go to the second floor. There is an amazing (free) art gallery that depicts the history of the area. It's very informative. Signs are in Spanish and English.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large historical structure on the plaza. Fantastic murals that tell Mexican history. Still a working government building, but parts are open to public.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very moving permanent exhibit of murals depicting the history of Merida and the Yucatan, by one of Mexico's greatest painters. Beautifully presented, you cannot but be moved by the story these murals tell.

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