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Museo Casa Montejo

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Address: Calle 63 No. 506 Col. Centro, Merida, Mexico
Phone Number: 01 (999) 9230633
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Description: Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back...
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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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 stars Reviewed July 26, 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 stars Reviewed July 18, 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 stars Reviewed July 16, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Situated on the main square (Plaza Grande), the Museo consists of 4 rooms around an open courtyard. It's a restored home from one of the colonial "conquerors of Yucatan", and three of the rooms have been restored with original furniture, artwork, etc. In some ways it's like a very small British stately home. The fourth room has temporary exhibits -... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We stumbled by this place on a free morning while strolling beautiful Montejo Blvd. Museum House of Montejo, is a monument to extravaganza, luxury to the max, but too beautiful to describe. They don't allow photography, so we have no pictures to share. I'll say that if you have a couple of day hours to do nothing go visit this... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This house/museum is on the main square in Merida and takes less than 30 minutes to tour. Several of the rooms are furnished with the Montejos' personal pieces. The furnishings are well described and explained. The dining room was, in my opinion, the most outstanding from the chandelier to the doors opening to the inner courtyard.

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