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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  • September 24, 2017
    Have never been in all the years here, but finally made it. Besides the antiques there was a wonderful display of sculptures by a Mexican artist!  more »
  • September 15, 2017
    This casa was built between 1542 and 1549 by the orders of Francisco de Montejo, who is known as the Spanish conqueror of the Yucatán Península. It is outstanding because it is one of the very few exa...  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    This house is a palace, is owned by now City Bank and the place was the house of the founder of Merida, so you can imagine how beautiful is inside and is free for visitors, don't miss it!  more »

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Yucatan's capital and cultural hub offers a range of accommodations concentrated almost entirely around its historical center, offering convenient access to the architectural marvels and museums that make the city a popular destination. Look in the streets surrounding Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan for some basic but perfectly located budget-friendly options. If the center feels too full of tourists, head north to the less frenetic neighborhood of Montes de Ame, where you can find some laidback private rentals.
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