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Casa de Montejo (House of Montejo) - Historical Building Merida - Mexico

Highlighting the Calle 63 side of the Main Square, the Casa de Montejo was built in 1569 by Mérida’s founder, Francisco de Montejo and remained the family home until 1831. The house is a masterpiece of Spain’s Plateresque style. A monumental façade features carved images of conquistador and indigenous figures, with the natives one-third the size of the Spanish. Above the doorway a man hunches over bearing the weight of the upper tier, perhaps representing Montejo’s dominance over the Maya.

Merida, Mexico

Historical Building

Getting There
On the Main Square at Calle 63, between Calles 60 and 62, Historic Center

Price Description: Free

Open Hours from:Open Daily

Here are other activities in and around Merida that may be of interest: Iglesia de Jesus (Church of Jesus of the Third Order) , Merida Palacio Municipal (City Hall), Catedral de San Ildefonso, Teatro Peón Contreras (Peón Contreras Theater) , Universidad de Yucatán (Autonomous University of Yucatán) and Merida Palacio de Gobierno (State Capitol Building) .

By George Nunes
Mayan archeology and culture are my passion and I've visited over 20 sites so far. My career path has encompassed being a professional dancer and...
05 Mar 2010

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