Governor's Palace

Mexico Highway 261
Uxmal, YU - Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Governor's Palace is s. of the Nunnery and just s.e. of the House of the Turtles. This building is widely considered to be among the finest Mayan architectural achievements. The low, narrow structure, more than 300 feet long, is built on three levels. Its upper facade is covered with intricately carved stone figures and geometric designs. Serpents, masks and mosaic patterns all blend into a beautifully harmonious whole. Stand back from the palace's eastern side to discern the 103 stone carvings of Chac that together form the image of an undulating serpent (dramatically illuminated during the sound-and-light show).