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Museo Casa Montejo

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Address: Calle 63 No. 506, Merida 97000, Mexico
Phone Number: 01 (999) 9230633
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Facing the main square in Merida, this extraordinary building dates back to...

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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Beautiful!

This is a lovely historic home with an interesting history, period furnishing, well maintained, and definitely worth a visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely historic home with an interesting history, period furnishing, well maintained, and definitely worth a visit!

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a brief, but informative tour, we discovered the local people gathering at the front of the building. About a hundred chairs had been set up, and everyone was anticipating the Light Show. The show started with performers acting out a play that explained the history of Merida and the local region. A Laser Light Show followed that also included... More 

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Chelem, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museo Casa Montejo is stunning restored home on the Main Square of Merida. It is furnished with period antiques and is worth the visit. Best of all admission is Free!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at the museum are great. The tour was fascinating, the heirs still live here, and each room is done in a different style or period than the others. You will learn about Merida as you learn about the home.

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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right across the street from the Main Square is the Museo Casa Montejo. It is a spectacular restoration of the original house. A great free walk through when I was there.

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Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This was a very small museum with a free entrance, and guides you through a portion of the colonial mansion of the Montejo family. All of the pieces are original from the 19th or 18th century but the structure itself is one of the oldest in Merida going back to the 1540s. There was also a great photgraphy display in... More 

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Thank Ryan H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I loved our visit to this museum - amazingly free to visit and well worth your time. Found the staff to be very helpful, the rooms were amazingly furnished. One of my favourite parts was the photo exhibition. Lovely little shop on site too!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

On the principal plaza, the mansion has been preserved in amber by Banamex, which also provides an excellent art museum (we saw the 1946 Yucatan photos of Armando Salas Portugal).

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My 10-year old daughter and I toured this free museum one evening. I thought it might have been closed, but when I asked the guard, he pointed me in the direction to sign in. The rooms were beautifully decorated. Much of what we saw reinforced other homes we've seen in the area and throughout Mexico, which is nice for young... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The museum is a quick walk through of three rooms that are very well kept and provide that quick glimpse into colonial times.

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