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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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It's almost unbelievable the luxury in which the Conquitadores lived, at the expense of Indian slavery.

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... read more

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This museum is a small portion of the house of Montejo. The furniture and decor were amazing to see. I only wish there had been more. the gift shop was cute with great good quality handcrafts. Since this is free and great location of the square dont miss it while here!

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Casa Montejo was built between 1542 and 1549 by Francisco de Montejo the Younger who was the son of the man who conquered the Yucatan. The original façade still remains today and it contains a myriad of detailed carvings on two tiers showing the conquerors, the conquered as well as the home owners, cherubs, monsters, demons and more. The house... More 

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Benicia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The furnishings in the Casa Montejo are quite lovely, but I found the building's facade to be more fascinating. There are some unique art exhibits inside, as well.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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

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

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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