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Museo Casa Montejo

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Address: Calle 63 No. 506 | 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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Cool piece of history

Great small museum. Majority of home is occupied by a bank by a few rooms are still available to the public. Great historical home with WONDERFUL air conditioning.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2015
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Great small museum. Majority of home is occupied by a bank by a few rooms are still available to the public. Great historical home with WONDERFUL air conditioning.

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Free museum is small but worth the visit. Gives a picture of the wealth Merida during the hacienda period and the prosperity of the "sisal barons". Also has very clean bathrooms.

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Great free museum thanks to the owner of Banco Nacional de Mexico (Banamex). Very cool (in Spanish only) laser show with some live performance on Saturday nights at 830pm. Arrive about 30 minutes early to secure a seat.

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We spent about an hour walking around this old colonial home. We thought it was well laid out and gave a good picture of the rich families of the era. Well worth the time to visit.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Had a brief pass-by this beautiful antique building that was of Franco-Italian architecture. It was the old house of the Conquistador Montejo. Now a museum. Didn't however get the chance to visit the exhibits as I didn't have the time. Would have been worth a mini-tour to escape the sweltering hear of Merida.

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Beautiful hacienda. Loved seeing how these hacienda owners decorated their homes. Delighted to hear that one of the heirs still resides in this home, occasionally. Intrigued to learn that they also slept in hammocks, sometimes (indoors!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We visited this small museum which features a restored Spanish colonial house belonging to the Montejo family. Elegant and beautiful, and a window into the luxurious lifestyle of the Spanish colonialists. The aircon was a refreshing respite from the heat and humidity too. This museum is on one side of the main square. On the other sides of the square,... More 

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Thank MY58
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

This is a small but beautiful museum. They had an art exhibit with Trees of life that were a dream! Pay attention to the painted walls! The ceilings! The furniture! Definitely not for small children! We visited the little store and were impressed to find beautiful things at a great price!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Very good, nice furniture, great A/C, nice to look at history and refresh a bit from the heat and humidity, worth while stopping by.

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Thank Antonio R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

The facade in this building is captivating.The detail in the architecture just amazing. Take time to explore and enjoy this historically rich location. If you can find someone to explain the details you will be taken back to a time of prosperity and despair. Rich in culture beyond words.

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