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Museo Casa Montejo, Merida

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Witness centuries of opulence at Museo Casa Montejo, a historical mansion in Merida's old town. Before its conversion to a museum in 2010, the 16th-century building was for generations a residence of the Montejo family, Spanish conquerors of the Yucatan Peninsula. Admire the well-preserved facade, ornately decorated with reliefs portraying conquistadors and members of the powerful family. Explore the interior, which houses period furniture and decorations in Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Rococo, and Victorian styles. Use our Merida online trip itinerary planner to add Museo Casa Montejo and other attractions to your Merida vacation plans.
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  • To see in just about 5 or 6 rooms kind of "compact-sized" and which are also all on one level (a fairly quick walk-through actually) are those "grand & ornate" which are mostly items of furniture but....  more »
  • Casa Montejo is the oldest and most beautiful house on Merida's central square. It overlooks the park with its impressive facade. Casa dates back to 1542 when Francisco de Montejo, Spanish...  more »
  • It's free. If you see a line, it's for using the ATMs. (Most of the building is converted to a bank now). Just go in and check your bags. The guards were super sweet and helpful. The art was a great collection and it was cool to learn a little about the colonialist history by walking through the home.
  • Great museum in center of Merida, across main square and park. If you love hispano architecture and style its place for you. You can see many different rooms with antiques and all is for free! Must visit in Merida!

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