Casa de Montejo is a beautiful, grand old building in the main square in Merida. It was built between 1542-1549 by the Spanish conquistadores ‘Los Montejo’ and it is where the colonial city of Merida began. The facade depicts the conquistadores killing ‘barbarians’.
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The house was occupied by the Montejo family until the 1970s but now it houses a bank and a museum where you can wander through some rooms of the mansion which is completely surreal as it is a completely ‘European’ space in the middle of central Merida.