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“History Made Here that Day”

Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)
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Uxmal Tour with Light and Sound Show
Ranked #10 of 113 things to do in Merida
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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“History Made Here that Day”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

As a structure, the building is of average architectural interest. The 40 year-old murals are of interest more for the fact that they are historically honest and more Maya-centric than those of previous generations.

What made it exciting for us was the fact that earlier that day the new president of Mexico had delivered a speech there--wearing a guayabera instead of a suit--and announced that a high-speed railroad would be built between Merida and the Riviera Maya.

Later, watching the news (Mexican) on television, it was fun seeing the site of the speech and knowing that we had been walking there only hours after the event.

Visited December 2012
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Yellowknife, Canada
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“Loved it”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

I find a night visit is better, beautiful colors and murals are worth a visit, from the room upstairs facing the square we can see the cathedral and some outstanding painting relating to the history of the Yucatan

Visited December 2012
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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“A must see”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

The murals here are awesome both in their artistic expression and for the history represented. The bathrooms are clean but no seats.

Visited December 2012
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Toluca, Mexico
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“Incredible murales”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

If you visit the center of Merida, do not miss the Palacio del Gobernador.
You shall discover the history of Merida and Yucatan on the walls of this place. All the murales show the great times Henequen brought to the region. The suffering of campesinos, and all the movements this region lived.
A Must SEE in Merida.

Visited December 2012
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salt lake city, ut
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“Historical murals are well worth a look”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

This building is right on the central square in Merida, and has very interesting historical murals. You might want to go on Tuesday morning when there is a guided walking tour from the tourist office on the square. A pleasant and interesting way to spend an hour or two.

Visited December 2012
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