The Casa de Montejo is a historic building that faces the zócalo in Merida. It is considered a notable example of New World Plateresque architecture. The building is dated 1549 in an inscription. Commissioned by Francisco de Montejo the younger, the son of the conqueror of the Yucatan, it now houses a bank.

casa montejo, merida

The Casa de Montejo is a poignant memorial of the conquest. The two conquistadors shown above are standing on the heads of conquered Maya.

detail of the casa de montejo, merida, yucatan