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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
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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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Historical and well preserved

The entrance is free, but remember to register at the entrance. It shows the house and furniture well preserved. Also a good stop to rest from the heat since the rooms have AC. On... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited during the heat of the day so the A/C was welcomed. A nice display of the furnishings & fixtures of a grand old house. Worth the priece of admission = 0

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The entrance is free, but remember to register at the entrance. It shows the house and furniture well preserved. Also a good stop to rest from the heat since the rooms have AC. On your way out stop by the "Palomar" for views of the gran plaza

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This house is located next to the cathedral. It has original furniture and is very well conserved. Quick visit of 30 to 45 minutes but worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone who goes to Merida cannot help but to have walked past the Museo Casa Montejo, but it does not stand out as a museum; indeed, the entrance is home to six ATM's for the convenience of everyone walking around the central plaza across the street. This may account for why there were no other people visiting the museum but... More 

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Sechelt, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small museum housing period furniture with rooms set up to illustrate how they would have looked. Not very large but air conditioned and free. Good way to cool down on a hot day.

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Bowling Green, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now owned by a bank, the former home of the founding family of Merida gives you a glimpse of upper class life among the Merida elite. It's free to visit.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an hour before having to head for the airport. We decided to visit this museum.It showcased how the elites used to live and artwork by various artists. We saw a great display of photographs. It is a great place to take a break inside air conditioned rooms and the admission is free.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't a lot to see here (a bank occupies much of the building), but it is worth a look. The ceilings are gorgeous and you see old furnishings. It's right on the square and doesn't take long so you should plan to go there. There is an high-end gift shop there also.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Here was the mansion home of one of the wealthiest families in town during the hey day. Impressive high ceilings and heavy wooden cabinets thru out. Do not be frightened off by crowds outside door- they are going into a bank within

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Santa Paula, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Excellent museum. Free tour was very educational, but only in Spanish. Still the art, history and general background were easily appreciated despite my limited fluency in Spanish.

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