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Palacio Cantón

Palacio Cantón Review

The most compelling of the mansions on Paseo Montejo, this stately palacio was built as the residence for a general between 1909 and 1911. Designed by Enrique Deserti, who also did the blueprints for the Teatro Peón Contreras, the building has a grandiose air that seems more characteristic of a mausoleum than a home: there's marble everywhere, as well as Doric and Ionic columns and other Italianate beaux arts flourishes. The building also houses the air-conditioned Museo Regional de Antropología, which introduces visitors to ancient Mayan culture. Temporary exhibits sometimes brighten the standard collection.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo Montejo 485, at Calle 43, Paseo Montejo, Mérida, Yucatán, 97000 | Map It
  • Phone: 999/928–6719; 999/923–0557
  • Cost: $4
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 8–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Mérida
Updated: 03-08-2013

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