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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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Be sure to tour this historic house while you're in the square. Members of the family lived here until this century, so the house and furnishings are more authentic than you would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Be sure to tour this historic house while you're in the square. Members of the family lived here until this century, so the house and furnishings are more authentic than you would expect. After you've seen the main floor, go up in the tower for great views down onto the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Wow... The quality of the room restorations are worth the visit alone. Loved it! Central location on the main square in Merida.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the earliest existing buildings in Merida, the home of the first governor, Francisco de Montejo, dating from 1542. One wing has been restored and furnished (though not in 15th century style) to give an idea of colonial splendour. The rest is now a bank and a shop. Still worth walking around if you are in the... More 

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Dunkirk, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you are melting in a hot day in downtown Merida this is the perfect museum to be! It will take just about 30 minutes to do the walking into this restored colonial house that has gorgeous furniture and home accents that benloged to the relatives of the cities founder Francisco the Montejo. It has a museum shop with exquisite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Was the house of the founder of the city .I like the facade is origina from 1542, is located in the main square in from of the governor palace

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a beautiful fairly new museum dedicated to Mayan history. Very informative and has wonderful displays. We did not get to see the movie in the theater it was not available until April. Unfortunately the movies were only in Spanish so we could not understand what was going on. They need some type of English translation.

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Midland, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The home and gardens give some idea of the well-to-do lives of Merida's colonials. We were fortunate while walking through the garden to have an English-speaking guide offer his insights into an unusual plant and more of the history of the Spanish impact on Mayan culture.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This beautiful house has been done in the style of the time it was created. The rooms run around the courtyard, and going from room to room, all well decorated in the Victorian but Spanish style was interesting. Reminded me oddly of the layout at Versailles, with one room following from another. Because in Victorian times people filled their houses... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The conquistadores squashing beneath them the natives is an evocative relief in the front of the house. Inside, you can take a look during bank hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The home of Merida's colonialist 'founder', this is a fascinating building when viewed from the outside (on the square)... the interiors are interesting, but not riveting.

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