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Museo Casa Montejo

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Address: Calle 63 No. 506 Col. Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back to...

Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back to 1549 and is built with intricate artistry in the Spanish Plateresque style.

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City center authentic Mexican mansion

Easy to tour and free. One of the oldest Manions in town. They told us who built it but we didn't know who it was. Very nice

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to tour and free. One of the oldest Manions in town. They told us who built it but we didn't know who it was. Very nice

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Oakdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful historic house right on the Paseo in Merida. The house is all done in it's original furnishings and is still in use by the family who owns it. A lovely home in the heart of Merida

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you have admired the façade (with Conquistadors trampling on natives, so be in no doubt, this is the spoils of an invasion), enter through the main arch and turn right. There is a small office where you sign-in, and deposit your backpack (free-of-charge). then follow where the security guards point you. The magnificently-furnished rooms date from the richest period... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the main square, this restored residence is a window into the past. Owned by a wealthy Spanish family after the Conquest it shows the opulence and comfort of the life of the ruling class.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had about an hour free one weekend morning before meeting family for lunch, so decided to check out the sights around the historic center of Merida -- what an excellent experience!! We peeked inside the Merida Cathedral (still full of participants celebrating Mass), and went through the Governor's Palace to admire the large murals and other paintings, but the... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small free museum owned by a bank in the former home of one of the founders of Merida. If you like Victorian furnishings, you'll enjoy it. Otherwise, it's not that interesting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited during the heat of the day so the A/C was welcomed. A nice display of the furnishings & fixtures of a grand old house. Worth the priece of admission = 0

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The entrance is free, but remember to register at the entrance. It shows the house and furniture well preserved. Also a good stop to rest from the heat since the rooms have AC. On your way out stop by the "Palomar" for views of the gran plaza

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This house is located next to the cathedral. It has original furniture and is very well conserved. Quick visit of 30 to 45 minutes but worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Everyone who goes to Merida cannot help but to have walked past the Museo Casa Montejo, but it does not stand out as a museum; indeed, the entrance is home to six ATM's for the convenience of everyone walking around the central plaza across the street. This may account for why there were no other people visiting the museum but... More 

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