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Casa de Montejo, 16th Century plateresque house, Mérida, Yucatán

<p>Casa de Montejo, 16<sup>th</sup> Century plateresque house, Mérida, Yucatán</p>

Francisco de Montejo the younger, the son of the conquistador who conquered the Yucatán, became the leading civil authority in Mérida. In 1549 he built this house on the central plaza of Mérida. The elaborately carved facade, still in tact, exemplifies plateresque style in a civilian context. The house was occupied by Montejo\'s descendants until the 1970\'s when it was purchased and restored by Banamex (a bank).