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Museo Casa Montejo

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Address: Calle 63 No. 506 Col. Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
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+52 999 923 0633

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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Gorgeous Building From The Outside

Had a brief pass-by this beautiful antique building that was of Franco-Italian architecture. It was the old house of the Conquistador Montejo. Now a museum. Didn't however get the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2015
Steve Y
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Had a brief pass-by this beautiful antique building that was of Franco-Italian architecture. It was the old house of the Conquistador Montejo. Now a museum. Didn't however get the chance to visit the exhibits as I didn't have the time. Would have been worth a mini-tour to escape the sweltering hear of Merida.

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Beautiful hacienda. Loved seeing how these hacienda owners decorated their homes. Delighted to hear that one of the heirs still resides in this home, occasionally. Intrigued to learn that they also slept in hammocks, sometimes (indoors!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We visited this small museum which features a restored Spanish colonial house belonging to the Montejo family. Elegant and beautiful, and a window into the luxurious lifestyle of the Spanish colonialists. The aircon was a refreshing respite from the heat and humidity too. This museum is on one side of the main square. On the other sides of the square,... More 

Thank MY58
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

This is a small but beautiful museum. They had an art exhibit with Trees of life that were a dream! Pay attention to the painted walls! The ceilings! The furniture! Definitely not for small children! We visited the little store and were impressed to find beautiful things at a great price!

Thank Monica P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Very good, nice furniture, great A/C, nice to look at history and refresh a bit from the heat and humidity, worth while stopping by.

Thank Antonio R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

The facade in this building is captivating.The detail in the architecture just amazing. Take time to explore and enjoy this historically rich location. If you can find someone to explain the details you will be taken back to a time of prosperity and despair. Rich in culture beyond words.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Situated on the main square (Plaza Grande), the Museo consists of 4 rooms around an open courtyard. It's a restored home from one of the colonial "conquerors of Yucatan", and three of the rooms have been restored with original furniture, artwork, etc. In some ways it's like a very small British stately home. The fourth room has temporary exhibits -... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

We stumbled by this place on a free morning while strolling beautiful Montejo Blvd. Museum House of Montejo, is a monument to extravaganza, luxury to the max, but too beautiful to describe. They don't allow photography, so we have no pictures to share. I'll say that if you have a couple of day hours to do nothing go visit this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

This house/museum is on the main square in Merida and takes less than 30 minutes to tour. Several of the rooms are furnished with the Montejos' personal pieces. The furnishings are well described and explained. The dining room was, in my opinion, the most outstanding from the chandelier to the doors opening to the inner courtyard.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

This museum is a small portion of the house of Montejo. The furniture and decor were amazing to see. I only wish there had been more. the gift shop was cute with great good quality handcrafts. Since this is free and great location of the square dont miss it while here!

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