The Government Palace of Mérida is an interesting visit in this Yucatecan city. Like other state palaces open their doors to the public for free, so it's a good opportunity to surprise you.

In one of the streets that frames the Plaza Grande of Merida We see this beautiful green building with the flag of the Republic proudly waving. The Government Palace It is one of the government buildings that can be visited, and it is worth it.

Meet the 5 free visits in Mérida in the Plaza Grande

Merida Government Palace
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Government Palace of Merida

The old building that occupied the site of the current Government Palace, were the headquarters of the real houses, from where the rulers captained and had their dependencies.

The original building was demolished at the end of the 19th century to build the current one, a neoclassical building that respected the initial structure: two floors and an inner courtyard. The 15 of September of 1892 was inaugurated.

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Once you pass the main entrance of the building flanked by two agents, you enter the inner courtyard, where some of the current government offices are installed. Majestic steps lead you to the upper floor, where the most interesting visit begins.

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On this floor are the murals of Fernando Castro Pacheco, an interesting journey through the history of Yucatan through his paintings. Both the galleries and the auditorium host the magnificent murals of the artist.

Merida Yucatan Government Palace
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Government Palace Hours of Merida

Enjoy the place, art and the interesting views of the Plaza Grande. Sure you leave with a good taste in your mouth.

LOCATION: 61 Street, between the 60 x 62. In the Plaza Grande of Merida.
SCHEDULE: open diary from 8 to 21: 30h.

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Free visit to the Government Palace of Mérida 1
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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. I help promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of this blog, recently co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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