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Yucatan and Campeche States Sights

Palacio Cantón

  • Paseo Montejo 485 Map It
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 03/08/2013

Fodor's 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.

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Sight Information

Address:

Paseo Montejo 485, at Calle 43, Mérida, Yucatán, 97000, Mexico

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Phone:

999-928–6719; 999-923–0557

Website: www.inah.gob.mx

Sight Details:

  • $4
  • Tues.–Sun. 8–5

Updated 03/08/2013

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