Montevideo Museums Tour, Montevideo

Montevideo Museums Tour (Self Guided), Montevideo

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.
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Montevideo Museums Tour Map

Guide Name: Montevideo Museums Tour
Guide Location: Uruguay » Montevideo (See other walking tours in Montevideo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: jenny
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museo de Artes Decorativas
  • Museo Histórico Nacional
  • Casa de Rivera
  • Museo Torres Garcia
  • Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda
  • Museo Pedagogico Jose Pedro Varela
  • Museo de Historia del Arte (MuHAr)
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 pm
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: 10 am - 5:45 pm
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 1930s.
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 and furniture designed by the painter as well as the photographs, magazines and publications related to him.

The museum attracts over 85,000 visitors a year, not only for its exhibits, but it also functions as a temporary library (on the ground floor), as a theatre (in the basement) and attracts a significant number of art students, school children and tourists with guided tours and educational workshops. The museum has seven floors, with the first three floors used as exhibition space and the upper floors for educational activities and art workshops.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5:45 pm
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 - 4 pm
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 - 6 pm
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 pm

Walking Tours in Montevideo, Uruguay

Create Your Own Walk in Montevideo

Create Your Own Walk in Montevideo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Montevideo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Montevideo Introduction Walking Tour

Montevideo Introduction Walking Tour

Montevideo is a beautiful city that has many beautiful architectural and historical places to visit. There are some famous palaces that must be visited and some plazas that exemplify the beauty of the city. All these places are named after important historical personalities. Take this tour to discover the beauty of the history of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles