MUSEO CASA MONTEJO1
MUSEO CASA MONTEJO1

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Museo Casa Montejo

The Art Gallery features permanent exhibitions of oil paintings.

It was constructed between 1542 and 1549 by orders of Francisco de Montejo, the founder of the city.

Located south of the main square, it is one of the most important buildings in the city.

With a plateresque style, it was built with indigenous labor. Only the 16th-century quarry portico remains from the original construction.

The facade features the figures of two warriors resting on Mayan motifs.

On the balcony of the upper floor, you can observe the coat of arms of Francisco Montejo.

The rest of the building is reconstructed with French influence.

Currently, it houses a museum with four rooms corresponding to the rooms used for the office-library, the living room, the bedroom, and the dining room, all furnished in the late 19th and early 20th-century style.

The museum also has three temporary exhibition rooms where works by local artists, masters of folk art, or concerts and lectures are presented.

There is a bookstore with interesting volumes and a gift shop offering attractive handicrafts.

Museo Casa Montejo

Location

Calle 63 entre 60 y 62, Centro Histórico, Mérida, Yuc.

Hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 hrs. Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00 hrs.

WHITE CITY EMBRACED BY THE MAYA WORLD

 

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