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Address: Morelia, Mexico

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Wonderful murals; colonial architecture

Our tour group was on a walking tour of the Centro Historico, and all of us were eager to see the murals. We arrived at the Government Palace and were told that the building was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 April 2016
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Our tour group was on a walking tour of the Centro Historico, and all of us were eager to see the murals. We arrived at the Government Palace and were told that the building was being fumigated. They didn't allow anyone, obviously, to enter. A few days later I went back on my own. I was glad I had the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This is the municipal building which we can visit for free. Inner of the building we can find the guide of the Michoacan which offer us the must-visit in the states. And on the 2nd floor, we can find the wall paintings that show the history of independence of Mexico like other municipal buildings in Mexico.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Was fortunate to visit at night as part of a banquet. We were provided with a guide who explained to history depicted in the murals on that line the second floor gallery. Morelia is a beautiful city with many historic structures. This is a wonderful example.

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Thank BTAlexander7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Wonderful architecture and historical site in the Centro of Morelia! Good to admire and walk around ... so much history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

This is right on Maduro. Don't be put off by the guards at the entrance. You sign the book and put in tourist. The murals by Valce are magnificent and well worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

if you can take a short guided tour to explain the murals they describe the history of the area quite well and it was interesting and informative.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

Visit it at night. It's awesome. You can see the murals and from the second floor the cathedral. It is like going back into time. Building looks to be very well maintained and the fact that people have their offices in it is almost romantic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

Literally, this place has Mexico's history painted on the walls. From the independence to around 1968 you may find all relevant characters and actions in beautiful paintings on the staircases.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

This building, located on the main square, is lovely. Inside, not atypically of Mexican governmental buildings, are impressive historical murals. These however do not reflect post-revolutionary fervor as they were not installed until the 1960's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

A visit doesn't take long and the building, courtyard, second floor balcony, and murals are well worth it.

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