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Museo Casa Montejo

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Address: Calle 63 No. 506, Merida 97000, 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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Beautifully restored

This is one of the earliest existing buildings in Merida, the home of the first governor, Francisco de Montejo, dating from 1542. One wing has been restored and furnished (though... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 March 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is one of the earliest existing buildings in Merida, the home of the first governor, Francisco de Montejo, dating from 1542. One wing has been restored and furnished (though not in 15th century style) to give an idea of colonial splendour. The rest is now a bank and a shop. Still worth walking around if you are in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

If you are melting in a hot day in downtown Merida this is the perfect museum to be! It will take just about 30 minutes to do the walking into this restored colonial house that has gorgeous furniture and home accents that benloged to the relatives of the cities founder Francisco the Montejo. It has a museum shop with exquisite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Was the house of the founder of the city .I like the facade is origina from 1542, is located in the main square in from of the governor palace

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is a beautiful fairly new museum dedicated to Mayan history. Very informative and has wonderful displays. We did not get to see the movie in the theater it was not available until April. Unfortunately the movies were only in Spanish so we could not understand what was going on. They need some type of English translation.

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Midland, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

The home and gardens give some idea of the well-to-do lives of Merida's colonials. We were fortunate while walking through the garden to have an English-speaking guide offer his insights into an unusual plant and more of the history of the Spanish impact on Mayan culture.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

This beautiful house has been done in the style of the time it was created. The rooms run around the courtyard, and going from room to room, all well decorated in the Victorian but Spanish style was interesting. Reminded me oddly of the layout at Versailles, with one room following from another. Because in Victorian times people filled their houses... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

The conquistadores squashing beneath them the natives is an evocative relief in the front of the house. Inside, you can take a look during bank hours.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

The home of Merida's colonialist 'founder', this is a fascinating building when viewed from the outside (on the square)... the interiors are interesting, but not riveting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

Our go-it-alone museum tour was wonderful and on the short side (about 15-20 minutes), but afterwards we discovered the museum's store and, well, lets just say after 1 hour there we spent more money than we wanted to and that was before the wine at lunch! The store boasts many pieces hand-crafted and painted by some top artists whose more... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Although the facade of the Montejo house is quite impressive and the history behind this historic building is fascinating, the small museum with rooms decorated with 18th century (I believe) furniture and furnishings is OK. It is FREE! So, if you are there it is worth checking out. It will not take long to pass through it.

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