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Acatras del Mercado - Galeria de Arte

Yacare 1595 | Near Mercado del Puerto, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
00 598 2 9152492
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Ranked #1 of 17 shopping in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: The gallery offers a varied selection of fine arts and crafts, all by Uruguayan artists. Unique pieces exhibited in a special setting.Art and... more » Owner description: The gallery offers a varied selection of fine arts and crafts, all by Uruguayan artists. Unique pieces exhibited in a special setting.Art and architecture are combined in an exceptional fashion.Visit us, You will receive personalized attention and good information.We ship all over the world,we speak Spanish and English. « less
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Lincoln, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We just got back from a South America cruise and fortunately I stopped into this gallery close to the port. They had great local art works, all by Uruguayan artists. I fell in love with the pottery and bought myself a gorgeous plate in vivid colors of yellows and oranges that comes ready to hang on the wall but is... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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64 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is not your usual tourist gift shop selling useless knick-knacks but a real art gallery with lots of interesting and beautiful things, especially pottery. Around the corner from the old market hall, definitely worth a short detour.

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

A great small gallery of art and crafts. We found 3 small pottery sculptures that we love;there were more but the logistics of getting them home was a problem. We liked their collection of prints and pots especially well.

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Brandon, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

As far as I am concerned, no trip to Montevideo would be complete without a visit to this gallery. There are truly unique pieces in every price range. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We bought 2 paintings as well as some pottery. We decided to ship the pottery back home. It arrived meticulously wrapped in a specially-made crate.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The shopping highlight of our stop in Montevideo was Acatras del Mercado. We found a wonderful selection of creative contemporary work by local artists. A perfect spot for memorable gifts as well as art worth hanging in our home. The owner was knowledgeable and helpful. Shipping arrangements were easily made.

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Newfield, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

American artists and gallerys could learn alot by visiting this gallery, as well as collectors and first time art buyers...the originallity and edgyness are difficult to find in such high percentages in galleries in the United States. I wanted so many pieces...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I loved this place when I was in Montevideo. If you happen to be at Mercado del Puerto, you can 't miss this Art Gallery. It 's full of local art at good prices!

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New York City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My husband and I have been visiting this store since 2009. I love to walk around and look at the different art buying things for my collection and as presents. Last November, I was again able to travel to Montevideo and I bought a beautiful painting by Uruguayan artist Diego Cousillas that my husband and I had seen on an... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Just off an extended South American cruise. This store was , well, the best we went to the entire journey.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

While in Montevideo we came across this art and craft shop not far from the quayside. It is a lovely shop to browse around and sells beautiful art and craft items made by local artists. It was not the usual type of souvenirs (often from China) that are there to attract the tourist: this shop sold genuine pieces of art.... More

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