Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace), Merida

4.5
#4 of 14 in Historic Sites in Merida
Observe the history of Merida and the struggle of the Yucatan at Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace). The palace's most defining features are the murals on the top floor attempting to portray the traumatic history of the Yucatan. Descriptions are available in English, as well as guided tours. Besides the murals, you can enjoy the open-air courtyard and the view of the grand plaza from the terrace. To visit Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace) and other attractions in Merida, use our Merida itinerary maker .
Create an itinerary including Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)
map
Places to stay near Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace)
Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
777 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Historicaly interesting. An accurate look into the living standards of the elete in Merida in the 1800's. Free admission  more »
  • In this building, residence of the State executive power, you can see an architecture of end of century XIX, after the original construction, a Royal House was demolished to give life to the new building. The collection of mural painting and large format, creation of the Yucatecan artist Fernando Castro Pacheco, where it is narrated the chronology of a people always in resistance against power imposed by the dzules (white) stands out. Enclosure of open doors to the local visitor or tourist, can not miss you.
    View original
  • Located at the main plaza this building offers a nice collection of art depicting the history of the area. Large murals need to be viewed from the courtyard.  more »

Plan your trip to Merida

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace) by other users

34 days in Mexico, United States & Toronto BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Mexico, Havana & Vinales BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Merida BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Yucatan Peninsula BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, culture, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Merida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Chemuyil, Valladolid & Merida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Merida BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Yucatan BY A USER FROM MEXICO October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Merida BY A USER FROM CANADA January, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Mexico & Caye Caulker BY A USER FROM PERU April, culture, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Merida BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Playa del Carmen & Merida BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans