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Museo Casa Montejo

Calle 63 No. 506 Col. Centro, Merida, Mexico
01 (999) 9230633
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Ranked #14 of 41 Attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Museums
Owner description: Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back to 1549 and is built with...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Museums
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.

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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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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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Cancun, Mexico
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32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Just a small walk inside this amazing old house. It is presented by one of the largest banks in Mexico, so the visit is free. There are just a few rooms (4 or 5) but everything is extremely well kept and lighted. Very nice museum. . Tip: if it is too hot outside just come in, the AC is at... More 

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USA
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's a great way to be exposed to some of the Yucatecan culture and see how living in those times were. Worth the visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you are walked around the plaza downtown be sure visit the Montejo Casa Museum. Lots of Merida history in this old location. Be sure to visit the upstairs area.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The is an excellent museum. The city of Merida was built out of the ruins of an important Mayan city.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

This is not a museum; it's a bank. It's still worth seeing - and it's free! - and if you're low on pesos there's an atm.

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Shelton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A beautiful house with examples of the furnishings typical of the times of the earliest years of the "founding" Montejo family. Look closely at the sculptures above the doorway and the large scale paintings in the Governors mansion directly across the park to see a visual history of the Mayan people who fought the Spanish valiantly to protect their lands... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You don't even have to go into this building to grasp its significance. On the facade are sculptures showing conquistadors with their feet on the heads of prostrate indigenous folk. Speaks volumes and likely explains the bloody War of the Castes, when the local people rose up against their brutal overlords.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Apparently Merida used to be the richest city in Mexico. This brilliantly restored house of a Spanish nobleman, furnished as it would have been for a wealthy city father at the start of the 20th century, gives a glimpse of life for those who enjoyed those riches. The museum is very small - not more than four or five rooms... More 

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