Palace of Government
City of Aguascalientes
The remarkable architecture of this building is a constant delight for visitors. It is currently the seat of the state government.
Oswaldo Barra Cunningham – Chilean muralist, student of and assistant to Diego Rivera.
The murals were painted between 1961 and 1992.
Plaza de la Patria s/n, Downtown
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Palacio de Gobierno
Request a guided tour of the murals at the visitor’s center located in the ground floor of the building
The Palace of Government boasts five of the finest murals in the state, created by the Chilean painter Oswaldo Barra Cunningham, who used a series of images to narrate some of the most poignant moments in the history of Aguascalientes.
The building dates back to 1665, when it was constructed with the help of Don Pedro Rincón de Ortega. It was previously entailed to the estate of Ciénega de Rincón and later became the private residence of Don José María Rincón Gallardo.
Some of the outstanding architectural features of the building include the red volcanic rock facade, the balconies made from pink quarry stone and the hundred and nine semicircular arches in the two patios.