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“Pacheco murals” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)

Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)
Calle 61, Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #11 of 87 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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“Pacheco murals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

These murals are very interesting takes on the hybrid history of the city. I posted pictures of a couple of them on my Facebook page and elicited much curiosity and admiration.

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We walked into the courtyard and were wowed by the architecture. Upstairs are murals depicting the life of the Mayan population. They were absolutely breathtaking and inspiring.

Visited January 2013
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“Murals..wow...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Stopped here one evening as they were still open at 9:30...great murals and art on the 2nd floor so don't just view the first floor murals.

Visited January 2013
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“Fascinating murals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The Governor's Palace is the green building on one side of the Plaza Grande. It's free to get in, and it's definitely worth a stop because there are some very interesting murals depicting the history of Merida and the Yucatan, painted by some of the most prominent artists in the area's history. You can see everything in less than an hour.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful--and Free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Stroll in and see the beautiful inner courtyard, massive staircase, humongous mayan murals above the staircase, and a great example of big government spending that somehow now seems worth every penny. The highlight is the salon upstairs that has several huge paintings of local historical figures--both Mayan and European--and interesting plaques about their significance. The salon itself is very very beautiful, has great views of the Cathedral square, and you can imagine lavish parties being thrown in that very room 100 years ago.

Visited January 2013
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