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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  • Francisco de Montejo, Yucatán conquistador originally belonging Montejo House is located in the center of Merida, is a construction in the plateresque style. The most interesting is its façade of the 16th century, in the interior are recreated several rooms with furniture of the 19th century and early 20th. It has a very small museum shop. It is worth to visit it to learn how to "divine breed" lived in times of Don Porfirio.
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  • This is a museum sponsored by a bank, with free entrance. A large colonial house, very well preserved, telling about Mérida's past. In addition to that, there are some expositions - I saw two, loved o...  more »
  • The Casa Montejo is a museum with three parts, owned and operated by a bank (Banamex as I recall). The front portion of the casa is a free museum that shows how the Montejo's and other rich people liv...  more »
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  • Vigilancia excesiva y desagradable. Female guards watching you like hawks, controlling every step you take. Quite unpleasant.
  • Excellent small museum. Lots of house hold art facts. Worth stopping in. Free mission.
  • Tthe family was living the high life. Nice furnishings.
  • If you are an American, the European furniture may be a bit disappointing. The staff was super nice!
  • Excellent museum. Historic place
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