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“Small and strictly don't cross the lines”
Review of Museo Casa Montejo

Museo Casa Montejo
Ranked #11 of 116 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Merida, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Small and strictly don't cross the lines”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

This tiny museum is fine but do not dare to put your toe over the line marking where you need to walk as you will be sternly reprimanded. Security/staff are not particularly friendly. There are exhibits that change from time to time as well. The one big plus here is the icy air conditioning, perfect to cool off for free on a hot Merida day when Oxxo is too far away. Also, they are closed on Mondays, a smart move as Mondays are when the single largest influx of tourists comes in from the Carnival cruiseship at Progreso.

Visited March 2013
Thank BillLawson
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Iconic building”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

This one is unique in his class, you should see the outside architecture, it is amazing, and is a shame to all the block had miss the front shape, should be a very nice view

Visited June 2013
Thank Henry Q
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Mexico City
Level 6 Contributor
380 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Very well mantained”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Beautiful house, stunning facade. Every room is kept in perfect conditions. They also have temporary exhibitions and a store.

Visited May 2013
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“500 year old residence”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

The architecture is astounding. On the outside of the building there are ornate carvings of conquistadors standing on the heads of Indians. Inside displays the wealth of the Montejo family. Beautiful imported furnishings are displayed in the 4 rooms open to the public. You can walk through on your own, or take a guided tour at certain times of the day. Admission is free and this is definately worth seeing. The walls are handpainted to look like wallpaper, as was done during the victorian era. One room has carvings of angels flanking each doorway and window on all sides. You can just imagine the wealth and abundance that the Montejo's posessed.

Visited May 2013
Thank Penny Z
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Historic Treasure!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

With its location directly on Plaza Grande, no traveller should miss it.

Entrance is free...tours are offered if your time permits. If not, even a very, short walk-through will allow you to visit the splendour of the recontructed life of turn-of-the century Merida.

FYI: The building that this unique museum is located in, is itself a historic treasure...an original structure dating from the 1500's.

Visited February 2013
Thank SavvyTraveller001
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