AAA Editor Notes
Government Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) is just w. of Plaza de Armas. This neoclassic structure dates from 1770. Here Benito Juárez, despite petitions for mercy from all over the world, denied clemency to Archduke Maximilian; the deposed emperor was subsequently executed at Querétaro. A wax tableau and a portrait gallery in the Juárez Room recall the event.