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“How the 1% lived 100 years ago...”

Casa Museo Montes Molina
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Ranked #4 of 126 things to do in Merida
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Visit Casa Museo Montes Molina while you are in Merida and admire beautiful art and history. The museum is a breathtaking mansion built around 1902 and purchased by the Montes Molina family 13 years later. It is furnished with the original furniture of that period, and the four generations of the family that have continued to occupy the house to the present, have kept it in optimum condition. The museum is open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. You can enjoy a 40-minute guided visit with a bilingual guide and get to enjoy a great time here.
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This gem is still owned by the family who bought it nearly 100 years ago. The guided tour is excellent, and well worth the time you'll spend here.

4  Thank Harry B
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

The office is around the side of the house in the lower level. You get a guided tour. The home is still owned by the family and they still use it. There was someone there when we were there which was kind of neat. It was quite interesting to see how the family decorated the home and learn about one of the wealthy families from the heyday of Merida.

4  Thank smartytrish
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is still a privately owned house. The tour is worth the 50 pesos.just to see how people lived back in the day.

1  Thank rjmack37
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had the lovely tour last week and learned that the house has had 2 owners and when it was built the wealth of Merida due to the Sisal exports enabled it's owner to commission dining room doors by Tiffany, there are spectacular. There is a Steinway, brought from NY at the time of construction. The house is very well preserved and the tour was delightful. It is a definite must do in Merida. The architecture is amazing and the attention to detail so well done.

1  Thank J&H74
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Visit this beautiful home on Paseo Montejo. The family still uses the house but it is open to the public ans well worth the time to tour it. Most all of the furnishings are original. The tour guide will give you the history of the family and you can visualize how they acturlly lived and entertained in the house. Enjoy the beautiful Bacarate crystal and Venican chandeliers. The Tiffiny stained glass panels, the polished pasta floors and antique furnishings add warmth and comfort to the rooms.

You will even get to tour through the kitchen and storage rooms in the basement, which are still used today. The property is used for many functions such as weddings, meetings, and special occasion breakfasts and dinners. The extensive grounds and gardens can accommodate several hundred people.

Get there around 9 AM and it is like having the house to yourself with a private tour.

1  Thank John J
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