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“Gorgeous Restored House Right on Plaza”
Review of Museo Casa Montejo

Museo Casa Montejo
Ranked #11 of 116 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back to 1549 and is built with intricate artistry in the Spanish Plateresque style.
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stopped in the Casa de Montejo during a recent trip to Merida. The house is free and gorgeous, so well worth a visit. If you are familiar with the DF be sure and see the painting of the view a long time ago from the Hacienda de los Morales and be surprised at the different look. The dining room is particularly spectacular. Well worth a visit!

Thank Coralyn G
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

This is a free museum right on the central plaza. Nicely kitted out to show the lifestyles of the rich locals at the turn of the last century. Lovely plaza views from the upstairs windows.
Hand picked handicrafts by named artists at the gift shop. The shop also has interesting publications on Mexican artisans and their work. Good for a 45 min visit.

Thank Roadbirds
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Small but extremely interesting visit. Beautiful furniture and pieces of art. But the cherry on the top of the cake was the unexpected painting exhibition of the Virgen de Guadalupe from Miguel Cabrera, the best painter of New Spain (Mexico) on the XVIII century. Excellent, must be seen!

Thank Pmsxm
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The house is located at the Plaza Grande. You can visit the house free of charge. The visit takes you through four rooms that are richly decorated with both ceramics, paintings and furniture.

Thank Beto_Rios
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Casa de Montejo is located in the Plaza Grande and is a must see for first timers to Merida! It is free and takes just 20-30 minutes to visit, and well worth the time. The casa remains decorated as it was when the Montejo family occupied it and gives visitors an opportunity to see how the extremely wealthy family lived. There are some beautiful paintings, and furnishings to view, and information about the family and the house itself easy to read about. There are guards throughout and you must stay on the walkway, and everyone is very friendly. Don't miss it!

Skip the gift shop. It is government owned and run and VERY pricey! Good quality items, but you can find everything around town for much less.

Thank CRinSanDiego
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