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Museo Casa Montejo

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Address: Calle 63, 506 | Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
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+52 (999) 923 06 33

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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Lovely snapshot of the life of the colonial governor

This museum is in part of the home of the original governor of Merida. It sits on one side of the Zocalo, and has free admission. Only a few rooms are furnished and available to... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2015
Shawnee, Kansas
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Shawnee, Kansas
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

This museum is in part of the home of the original governor of Merida. It sits on one side of the Zocalo, and has free admission. Only a few rooms are furnished and available to the public, but they are utterly gorgeous. There are also a few rooms with artwork from a local artist. It is not a big museum... More 

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Mid Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

It's nice stop to get a glimpse into old Merida. Beautiful example of times past. Good to stop by quickly during a rain storm. Nice gift shop with quality crafts

Thank Carol289
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This was actually really great - better than anticipated. The building is lovely and full of beautiful old furniture and some interesting art work. And it's free, so why not visit?!

Thank Jen B
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

This was Francisco montejo s house. It was bought by the peon family who built the theater. It's restored and free.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Great small museum. Majority of home is occupied by a bank by a few rooms are still available to the public. Great historical home with WONDERFUL air conditioning.

Thank Jessica S
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Free museum is small but worth the visit. Gives a picture of the wealth Merida during the hacienda period and the prosperity of the "sisal barons". Also has very clean bathrooms.

Thank Cathjim822
Chula Vista, California
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

Great free museum thanks to the owner of Banco Nacional de Mexico (Banamex). Very cool (in Spanish only) laser show with some live performance on Saturday nights at 830pm. Arrive about 30 minutes early to secure a seat.

Thank Alex G
Vernon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We spent about an hour walking around this old colonial home. We thought it was well laid out and gave a good picture of the rich families of the era. Well worth the time to visit.

Thank clancy48
Silver Spring, Maryland
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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.

Thank Steve Y
Boerne, Texas
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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!)

Thank nativetex56

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