Palacio de Gobierno

Public Art in Mérida

Image by Clifton Wilkinson Lonely Planet

Built in 1892, the Palacio de Gobierno houses the state of Yucatán’s executive government offices (and a tourist office). Don't miss the wonderful murals and oil paintings by local artist Fernando Castro Pacheco housed in a magnificent sala (hall). Completed in the late 1970s, they portray a symbolic history of the Maya and their interaction with the Spaniards and give excellent context to any trip around the region.