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Merida Palacio de Gobierno (State Capitol Building) - Historical Building Merida - Mexico

Yucatán’s 19th century state capitol building, the neoclassical Palacio de Gobierno, is a required stop on any visit to Mérida for two reasons: the excellent tourism office on the first floor corner of Calles 60 and 61 and the second floor Hall of History with its 17 impressive murals by Yucatán’s native son and most famous painter, Fernando Castro Pacheco. Installed in 1974 the massive paintings chronicle Yucatán’s often-painful history, demonstrated most movingly in “The Execution of Jacinto Canek.”

Merida, Mexico

Historical Building

Getting There
On the Main Square at the corner of Calles 60 and 61, Historic Center Services: art museum, state government services

Price Description: Free

Open Hours from:8:00 am

Open Hours to:10:00 pm

Days Closed:Open Daily

Contact Information:
Phone: +52 (999) 930-3101
URL: www.Yucatá

Here are other activities in and around Merida that may be of interest: Iglesia de Jesus (Church of Jesus of the Third Order) , Universidad de Yucatán (Autonomous University of Yucatán), Teatro Peón Contreras (Peón Contreras Theater) , Merida Palacio Municipal (City Hall), Catedral de San Ildefonso and Casa de Montejo (House of Montejo) .

By George Nunes
Mayan archeology and culture are my passion and I've visited over 20 sites so far. My career path has encompassed being a professional dancer and...
05 Mar 2010

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