Merida is capitol city of Yucatan. It's a nice and big city (almost 1.000.000 inhabitants).
All the streets in Merida (as in whole Mexico) are according to American system running from North to South and from East to West. Notabene they were Mayas who constructed all the ways and roads as straight lines (= the shortest way between two points – they knew this already 2.000 A.C.!!!).
Four main streets in Merida (Calle 60, 61, 62 and 63) are forming the central square where the most important city buildings are located. On the corner of calle 60 and 61 there is Governor's Palace (Palacio del Gobierno) with round the clock guard on entrance but open for public from the very morning untill late night hours, seven days a week and twelve months a year.
Palace has been built in 1892 and visit there is a must for every tourist mainly because of 31 fantastic works by Mexican (Meridan) famous artist Fernando Castro Pecheco. His mural paintings of enormous big sizes are touching, yet more: striking, with their dramatic and pathetic expression. They show dramatic history of the Yucatan, were painted between 1971 and 1979 and are the most outstanding and famous works of the mentioned contemporary Yucateco painter, still living in Merida.
They remind in some way Picasso's Guernica despite that are quite different but the drama, pathos and tension are very similar by my opinion and feeling.
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