Palacio de Gobierno

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Oaxaca City , Mexico
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A 19th-century wonder of marble and murals, the State Government Palace occupies the Zócalo's southern flank. The large, very detailed stairway mural (1980), by Arturo García Bustos, depicts famous Oaxacans and Oaxacan history, including Benito Juárez, his wife Margarita Maza, José María Morelos, Porfirio Díaz, Vicente Guerrero (being shot at Cuilapan), and the 17th-century nun and love poet Juana Inés de la Cruz.

The building also houses the interactive Museo del Palacio . Its main displays, with a primarily educational purpose and in Spanish only, range over evolution, the pre-Hispanic ball game, biodiversity and more, with a Oaxacan handle on universal themes. Also here is what is very probably the world’s largest tortilla – a 300kg tlayuda , decorated with the history of Mexico by Enrique Ramos.