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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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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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Small but fascinating home

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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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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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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Esteli, Nicaragua
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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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I wanted to see this home because it was owned by the person after whom the Paseo de Montejo was named. It is free to visit and it only takes a short time. It featured a lot of the original antique furniture, a very nice photography exhibit and the home was a beautiful architectural exhibit in itself

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This museum, like most in Merida, is free. It is taken care of immaculately. If you have ever visited a historic mansion in the US or Europe, you pretty much know what is inside: antiques, paintings and priceless treasures. It is air conditioned, so even if you aren't interested, it is a nice reprieve from the heat. I enjoyed visiting... More 

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This is a Overly little recreation of some rooms In the Montejo mansion. Worth a visit, and it has AC!

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