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Museo Casa Montejo

21 january 2011
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Casa de Montejo

La Casa de Montejo, built between 1542 and 1549 by the orders of Don Francisco de Montejo, conqueror of the Yucatán Península, is one of the very few examples of civil construction on the American continent in the Renaissance style known as Plateresque. It maintains the facade of the XVI century, a masterpiece of that artistic style. It is one of the five Casas Señoriales Banamex, offered to the public by the National Bank of México: historical-cultural spaces that they have contributed to the cultural, social, ecological and educational development of our country.


Museo Casa Montejo has four permanent rooms for the on-site museum: the office-library, the living room, the bedroom, and the dining room, furnished in the style of the last quarter of XIX century and first quarter of XX century in Mexico.There are also three exhibition halls in which temporary exhibitions will appear that invite artistic appreciation, as well as a program of conferences, concerts and the work of the Great Masters of Folk Art.


In 1981, the National Bank of Mexico acquired the house and restored it for the first time. Between 2007 and 2010, Banamex completed a second restoration and prepared the House for use as an on-site museum and cultural center.


Free entrance. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm. Sundays 10 am to 2 pm.


Free guided tours for the general public. Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am 1 pm, 5 pm. Sunday at 11 am.


There is also a store-bookstore with a great variety of books, catalogues and printed materials published by Fomento Cultural Banamex y Educación Financiera Banamex, as well as magnificent artisan pieces, products of the Great Masters of Folk Art program developed by the same institution. All this is to inform and invite participation by the public. Store schedule: Monday to Sunday 10 am to 7 pm.


Museo Casa Montejo Calle 63 x 60 y 62, Plaza Grande  

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