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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  • The Museum does not have great aspirations, but let know the culture of Merida and in that hour and a half that you can dedicate it apprehends that the Merida love
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  • My wife and I were blown away with how impressive this old mansion turned museum is. Part of the mansion is set up in the way it would have looked like when it was a residence, and the other part is a...  more »
  • It was a thrill to revisit this place totally faithful to your time, almost a time travel ... The family preserves all very affectionate ...
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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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