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“Beautiful building and inspiring murals”

Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)
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Merida City Sightseeing Tour
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

It's free. Walk past the guards and enjoy the beautiful and placid colonial interior. Then go upstairs for some of the most amazing murals I've ever seen. I knew basically no Yucatan history when I came in here. The murals taught me folklore, bloody conquest, slavery, and independence. But with details and raw emotion. It was a beautiful place.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

What a nice surprise to go upstairs in a government building and find these exquisite murals, depicting the history of the Yucatan. They are very impressive, large, floor to ceiling and very well maintained. Take your time, there is a lot to see here! The building itself overlooks the main square so in between the murals, you can look out into the square. Really exquisite. This was worth a stop!

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We did not take the tour but wandered around on our own one evening. What a gorgeous building and the murals are amazing. We really enjoyed reading about the history.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

The murals by Mexican artist Fernando Castro Pacheco are amazing. Apparently they were executed over a period of about 24 years. When you see them, you´ll believe it. They´re large and tell the story of the Yucatán from the beginning of what is known about the Mayan people to the 19th century. Some of the paintings are hard to "read" with brushstrokes of black covering much of the area. I´m sure the intention is to portray the suffering of the people; but without a lot of contrast, it´s not easy to distinguish the shapes in the paintings. Still very moving!

The upper floor is a beautiful room in itself lined with high, decorated ceilings, gorgeous hand-carved windows & doors, black & white marble tiles on the floor, and more paintings.

Thank Leona62
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Right on the Plaza Grande in Merida, so easy to find and very accessible. It is free and there are good washrooms there because it is a municipal building. Good to remember when you are traipsing around Merida for the day. The murals are terrific, and the history depicted in the side salon with paintings is incredible. You must not miss this part of the building, give yourself enough time to read the historical timelines. We spend about an hour when we go into this beautiful colonial building.

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