Quinta Montes Molina


This living history house gives you a sense of the splendor and grandeur of the 'Oro Verde' (Green Gold) henequén era. The only original house of its kind open to the public, it is accessed via guided tour from the in-house museum, the Casa Museo Montes Molina, by appointment only.

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