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Museo Casa Montejo

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Address: Calle 63 No. 506 Col. Centro, Merida, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 999 923 0633
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Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back to...

Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back to 1549 and is built with intricate artistry in the Spanish Plateresque style.

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Old Mansion

This building was built up in 1549 and has been the mansion for the Montejo family until 1970. Francisco de Montejo, a Spanish Conquistador, was considered the founder of Merida... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building was built up in 1549 and has been the mansion for the Montejo family until 1970. Francisco de Montejo, a Spanish Conquistador, was considered the founder of Merida in 1542. This museum is beautiful inside and gives you an overview how some of the very rich of this epoch lived.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good descriptions in Spanish and English. Shows some of what the interior of a hacienda was like. I would go again.

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting the Plaza Grande in Merida, make sure to pop into the Casa Montejo. It shows off the opulence of the Spanish victors over the Indians (make sure you take note of the 2 soldiers standing on Indian heads above the main entrance). Beautiful house to visit, sad history.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casa Montejo was built in 1549 and originally was used to house soldiers, but was soon converted to a mansion for the Montejo family. It served the family until 1970. Francisco de Montejo the Younger, a Spanish Conquistador, was considered the founder of Merida in 1542. This free museum is beautiful inside and shows how some of the very rich... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The Casa Montejo is now party a bank, but still has many rooms still historically decorated and is free to look around! Really good to look around and has some pieces of information throughout. Worth reading up about the house before hand though to understand more about the buildings history. Definitely worth checking out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nice, quiet and very interesting museum. A quick look at the past lifestyle of the very rich in Merida. If you love architecture, style and furniture you will love this one. My favorite statues in all of Merida are on the outside walls. PS: We did enjoy the AC :-)

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Toronto Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This free museum is exceptionally beautiful and a great example of colonial Spanish architecture. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Merida.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It is a good place to observe the splendor of the main square of Merida. With original furniture the Montejo house offer a look that comes from different times and places: from the Chinese dynasty to some Swiss elements! Some guidance and descriptions are missing though.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely historic home with an interesting history, period furnishing, well maintained, and definitely worth a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

After a brief, but informative tour, we discovered the local people gathering at the front of the building. About a hundred chairs had been set up, and everyone was anticipating the Light Show. The show started with performers acting out a play that explained the history of Merida and the local region. A Laser Light Show followed that also included... More 

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