Older than La Ermita itself this building dates back to around 1720 (exact date is unknown) and is still going strong and in great shape. On the famous Calle 66 before street numbers were introduced, it was called ‘El Gallo’ as cock fighting used to take place here. This was the last building on the way to Campeche from Merida and took up multiple roles throughout the last 300 years of history. You cannot buy houses with such historic significance for such a price anymore.
The walls still have some of the original hacienda style arches and the ones that have been filled in can easily be reinstated.
This remarkable colonial even comes with its own Ceiba tree and well. The Ceiba is a sacred Mayan tree that connects heaven, earth and hell and every year for dia del muerte the parade passes by the building on calle 66 to the beautiful cemetery.
There is plenty more history around the architecture of this magnificent piece of history I would be happy to share with you.
This property is not for everyone but if you want to own an important part of Merida’s history please make sure to schedule a viewing with Thomas Korner on +52 1 9997487740 or email at email@example.com
Other info’s about the house
The property is over 800 square meters (8,600 square feet) and has 3-5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The roof has recently been resealed and reinforced to a high standard as the owner wanted to convert the property to a hacienda type hotel.
Parking. Not many properties have parking spaces so this allows you to convert the property to a hotel or a beautiful home with loads of garden and space to get creative.
Original wooden doors were replaced at one point but they are stored in one of the rooms and can be reinstalled.
French tiles and a lot more history!!