The courtyard of this handsome, 19th-century, state-government building features striking 1950s murals by Aarón Piña Mora showing Chihuahua’s highly eventful history. You can get a free booklet on the murals at the tourist office.

Hidalgo and the Mexican independence are the subjects of two small museums in the palacio: Museo de Hidalgo and Galería de Armas.