AAA Editor Notes
Museum of the Royal Houses (Las Casas Reales) is on Calle de Las Damas at Mercedes in the Colonial Zone. This architecturally interesting and historically important complex includes two palaces built in the early 16th century. Various facets of Spanish colonial life are depicted through artifacts, tapestries, maps and a re-created courtroom. Recovered treasures from sunken Spanish galleons and a large collection of arms and armor from the first through the 18th centuries also are displayed.
Guided tours are available.