- Updated On:
- September 29, 2021
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2.5 Bathrooms
- 282 m2
Casa Catherwood is one of Mérida’s real authentic historical buildings. The colonial façade is simply gorgeous! The house used to be a museum lately, which was dedicated to Frederick Catherwood. He published in 1844 the book “Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas & Yucatan”. The book presented the astonishing images of the pre-Hispanic monuments of the region, which continued to astonish and delight even more than 170 years later. The museum displayed a collection of 25 magnificent lithographs.
Today, the former exhibition rooms on the second floor haven’t lost a bit of their great ambiance. They form now a self-contained suite, which is rented out to guests. The suite consists out of a living room, a bedroom as well as a bathroom, and a beautiful roof terrace.
Downstairs you are going to find a quaint bookstore, equipped with fine wooden shelves as well as a café, which serves the finest homemade chocolate products. Two inner courtyards and a hallway with a high ceiling provide ample seating. A massage room, a bar, and a big kitchen, as well as two further storage rooms, complete this great offer.
- AUTHENTIC HISTORICAL BUILDING
- FANTASTIC COLONIAL FACADE
- GREAT LOCATION IDEAL FOR COMMERCIAL USE
HOUSE AND LOT
- Guest suite consisting out of:
- a living room (second bedroom)
- a bedroom
- a bathroom
- a roof terrace
- Bookstore equipped with fine wooden shelves
- Café / Chocolatery
- 2 inner courtyards, one with fountain
- Massage room
- 3 toilets
- Big kitchen
- 2 storage rooms
- Ceiling fans
- Window covers
- High-speed internet
- Water heaters
- Stationary gas tank
- Hydropneumatic water pressure system
- Septic tank
Considered one of the oldest neighborhoods of Merida, Barrio de Santiago has a lot of history dating back nearly 400 years. It is by far one of the most demanded, colorful, and well-restored neighborhoods. Many Americans and Canadians reside here and have renovated colonial-style homes.
A great number of Mérida’s main tourist attractions like theaters, galleries, museums, as well as lots of fine restaurants and famous parks like Parque Santiago, Parque Santa Lucia, or Plaza Grande with the main cathedral are within walking distance. So is the meanwhile famous Mérida English Library (MEL), a popular meeting place for many English-speaking visitors and residents.
The combination out of its fantastic location, great colonial architecture, and wide range of cultural and leisure activities makes Santiago absolutely unique and a great place to live!
- Parque Santiago｜50 m (165 ft)｜1 min
- Mérida English Library (MEL)｜750 m (0.47 mi)｜9 min
- Plaza Grande｜850 m (0.53 mi)｜10 min
- Teatro José Peón｜950 m (0.59 mi)｜12 min
- Parque Santa Lucía｜1,000 m (0.62 mi)｜13 min
- Parque Santa Ana｜1,500 m (0.93 mi)｜19 min
The location, diagonally opposite of park Santiago, as well as close to the center square and most of Mérida’s main tourist attractions, makes this property the ideal place for any kind of commercial use.
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