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Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

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Address: Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
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US$ 65.00*
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Uxmal Tour with Light and Sound Show
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Merida City Sightseeing Tour
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Uxmal and Kabah Cultural and Archaeological Day Trip

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great murals

need a tour guide or good book to fully appreciate. gives a history of mayan people through the paintings

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

need a tour guide or good book to fully appreciate. gives a history of mayan people through the paintings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

This building across from the Cathedral is really beautiful and wonderfully preserved. The second floor houses beautiful paintings of some of the Mexican conflicts. The exhibit was actually open late so I was able to see at night time which helped maximize day for other attractions. Perfect thing to see pre-dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

We haphazardly stopped into the governor's palace and are so glad that we did. It is a beautiful building and the portions of it that are open to the public are both gorgeous and educational. There is a large gallery room on the second floor with huge paintings depicting the history of the Yucatan, as well as windows with views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

The incredible murals of Fernando Castro Pacheco describing the whole history of the Yucatan are breathtaking. They are based on very strong skills in drawing and design. Do not miss these. I have seen them 3 times and still get the goosebumps each time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Beautiful typical old colonial house, several large paintings, but really not something exquisite, you can visit it in 20 mins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Fernando Castro Pacheco painted 27 murals and they are on exhibition at the Governor's Palace, the entrance is free and there are plenty of guided tours in almost every language, including English, Italian, German and Russian It's a great opportunity to get to know yucatanean history through art

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Do treat yourself to a complete tour of this building. There the large hall on the 2nd floor houses a dozen stunning paintings, and the windows look out at life on Plaza Grande. Murals in the halls on both floors tell powerful tales of conquest and rebirth.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

This is a worthwhile place to visit. The picture gallery on the second floor are very interesting, and outline the history of Merida and the Yucatan, Quite a bit in English, but would have liked to find out more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Stayed open in the evenings, which was helpful for us. Guarded, clean, historic, fascinating. We were free to wander, two floors. very lovely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Paintings of the Mayan history with descriptions in English, Spanish and gobble'de'gook. Well worth a visit for an hour. Free entry.

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