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Casa de Montejo

Merida, Mexico
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Ranked #15 of 38 attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back to 1549 and is built with intricate artistry in the Spanish Plateresque... more » Owner description: Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back to 1549 and is built with intricate artistry in the Spanish Plateresque style. « less
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Milan
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118 reviews 118 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We liked strolling around in the rooms full of antique furniture imagining how it was like to be living there. This is an easy, quick and nice tour that you can take when strolling around the main plaza.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Built by a wealthy merchant family, this was the first building on the Plaza Grande. It has been extended and modified over the years, so not much is still original. It now houses a museum (closed on Mondays). This is included in the tour given by the tourism office.

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Wichita, KS
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Francisco de Montejo was the conquistador of the Yucatan (actually three guys by the same name did it), and here was where the residence was built. The decor does not date from the 16th century, but does portray what a well-to-do Merida family might have had as a lifestyle. The patio is gorgeous, and entrance is free, so it's easy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was the home of the governor who ruled here when Mexico was under Spanish rule. Its across the main square and as you make your way in the the rear section you will find a lovely museum, shops, a bank and ATM's

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Memphis
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a very quick and informative tour. Great antiques and a glimpse into the past. Don't miss this experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It was interesting to see how the Montejos lived while they were busy stealing the land and enslaving its people.

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Austin, Texas
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our guide explained that at one time this home was over one city block in size and was built back in the 1500's. It was still a residence in the 80's. Right now it's basically just a facade with several restored rooms and painting exhibits. It's free and well worth spending about an hour there. The dining room is incredible-... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stopped in the Casa de Montejo during a recent trip to Merida. The house is free and gorgeous, so well worth a visit. If you are familiar with the DF be sure and see the painting of the view a long time ago from the Hacienda de los Morales and be surprised at the different look. The dining room... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a free museum right on the central plaza. Nicely kitted out to show the lifestyles of the rich locals at the turn of the last century. Lovely plaza views from the upstairs windows. Hand picked handicrafts by named artists at the gift shop. The shop also has interesting publications on Mexican artisans and their work. Good for a... More

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St Maarten-St Martin
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Small but extremely interesting visit. Beautiful furniture and pieces of art. But the cherry on the top of the cake was the unexpected painting exhibition of the Virgen de Guadalupe from Miguel Cabrera, the best painter of New Spain (Mexico) on the XVIII century. Excellent, must be seen!

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