Casa de Montejo
To the south of the main plaza is the elegant Casa de Montejo, a building built between 1542 and 1549 by the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo. The well-preserved 16th-century mansion was owned by the Montejos until 1970, and now displays the family’s renovated furniture. Bring an umbrella so you can spend some time looking at the building’s façade. The imagery offers a fascinating glimpse into the colonial mindset and the skewed logic of the conquistadores. Carved stone figures depict brave invaders battling hordes of barbarians.