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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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Elegance on the Plaza

Great house, beautifully furnished - see how the one-percenters lived in the 19th Century. Free, plus a well-stocked gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Great house, beautifully furnished - see how the one-percenters lived in the 19th Century. Free, plus a well-stocked gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very historical and very impressive mansion! There was a really nice sound and light show on the faccade the first night we were in Mérida which highlighted the historical nature of the home (named after the Spanish Conquistador Francisco Montejo). Worth a visit if in Mérida especially because it is free.

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New Harbor, Maine
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Behind the drab facade at the south end of the grand plaza don't miss the four rooms restored to the splendor of the1890s. It's air-conditioned and free (sponsored by a major Mexican bank). Twenty-five foot high ceilings, beautiful antique (mostly French) furniture and chandeliers, lovely stenciled interior walls. My favorite was the fine china tea service picturing Napoleonic scenes, made... More 

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Chapala, Mexico
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Worth a visit. Located on the main square. The furnishings have a high wow factor. No admission charge.

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Richmond Ca.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Again, this one is free and right on the square. It shows how a very wealthy family lived around 1890. One night there was a sound and light show on the front of the building.

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Truro, Massachusetts
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Right off the main plaza and free the Casa Montejo is a fantastic look into Merida's past, also an innovative mixed use of old and new in a developing metropolis.

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Ottawa, a Capital town
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This museum does not take long, and it's situated off the main square so it's central and easy to get to. It's worth it to go for the window it provides on the lives of the exceptionally rich colonial families of Mexico.

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Cincinnati
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A small house museum where you can see how the rich and famous used to live in old Merida. It's righ on the main square, it's free, and it's beautiful.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I've visited the Museo Casa Montejo in 1981; since then, the museum has not changed. It is really small and free. Montage's house is owned by a major bank, the house is safe, the exhibition shows some French-style, non-colonial items.

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new york
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It's a really small museum but at least it's free. The rooms are beautifully restored and it does give you a sense of how the elite lived in Merida during the golden era of the city.

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