Museums Tour in Montevideo, Montevideo

Museums Tour in Montevideo, Montevideo
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Museums enlighten us with regard to the history of a country. They convey information such as how old a particular territory could be, how many wars were fought there and the beauty of the culture preserved through time. Take the following tour to discover the beauty and the history of Uruguay. There are visits to the history museum, museum of arts, the history of monedas and many others.

Museums Tour in Montevideo - Route Map

Guide Name: Museums Tour in Montevideo
Guide Location: Uruguay » Montevideo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: jenny
Museo de Artes Decorativas

1) Museo de Artes Decorativas (must see)

Museo de Artes Decorativas is located in the Taranco Palacio. The palacio was built in the 20th century and has many features of French architecture. It has a wide collection of Uruguay furniture, paintings, draperies, clocks, Islamic ceramics, Greek art as well as ancient objects that convey the history of the territory.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 12:30 pm – 5:30...   view more
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Museo Histórico Nacional

2) Museo Histórico Nacional (must see)

Museo Historico Nacional is spread over four houses, and it presents the historical past of the country through its exhibitions. One of the houses was once used as the residence of the most influential military leaders of the time. The names of the houses are The Casa Lavalleja, the Casa Garibaldi and the Museo Romantic. The first three houses are named after commanders that lived there.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 11 am - 4:45...   view more
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Casa de Rivera

3) Casa de Rivera

Casa de Rivera is the Museum House of the General Fructuso Rivera. Riviera was the first president of Uruguay. His house was acquired by the government in 1942. This house represents an important historical event for the whole country. There are exhibited documents that certify the period after the colonization until the...   view more
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Museo Torres Garcia

4) Museo Torres Garcia (must see)

The Museo Torres García is located in the historic Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) of Montevideo where unusual portraits of historical icons and cubist paintings akin to Picasso's paintings, painted by Joaquin Torres García are exhibited. The museum was established by Manolita Piña Torres, the widow of Torres Garcia after his death in 1949 who also set up the García Torres Foundation, a private non-profit organization which organizes the paintings, drawings, original writings, archives, objects...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda

5) Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda (must see)

Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda is a museum dedicated entirely to Uruguay currency and to the Uruguay cowboy. There are chronicles about the life of goucho (cowboys, in English) and their money. After time, the currency changed and banknotes became more prominent.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5...   view more
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Museo Pedagogico Jose Pedro Varela

6) Museo Pedagogico Jose Pedro Varela

The Museum of Education José Pedro Varela was founded in January 1889 under the Reform Vareliana as a place of study for national teachings. Its purpose is to present the progress made in the field of education and the continuing progress in the country's current public education system.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 7...   view more
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Museo de Historia del Arte (MuHAr)

7) Museo de Historia del Arte (MuHAr)

Museo de Historia del Arte (MuHAr) is located in the Palacio Municipal. It has a great collection of artifacts from the colonial and pre-colonial periods. It also contains exhibits of Greek, Roman and Middle Eastern art, ceramics, artifacts, objects of art, paintings and sculptures.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 12 pm - 5:30 pm; Between December 13 - March 12: 1:30 pm - 7...   view more
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