Wonderful palace. It ia pity that it has not been well maintained. Uruguay does not respect the old buildings in its capital city.
We came here on a summer's rainy afternoon. The staff was very welcoming, and the visit was free. We enjoyed seeing the period furnishings and paintings. A nice glimpse into Urugyuan history.
My wife and I had been here 3 years before and they told us we couldn't take photos then so this time I emailed them and they now allow photos without flash. I took my camera and took lots of photos as this home is an excellent example of its era. There is furniture which is extremely representative of life... More
I was in the neighbourhood and a local had suggested a visit. It doesn't take long to wander through the rooms, some laid out as they had been lived in. Again, this isn't Paris or Florence, but there seems to be a good range of 19th century Uruguayan artists and the scenes were evocative of an olden time of rustic... More
Palacio Taranco is the grand ancestral home of the Taranco family, now a public museum of just about whatever they could get their hands on. It is located in a charming square, Plaza Zabala, tucked away in the Old City. As with most museums in Uruguay, the exhibits are simply irrelevant. It is the lovely building and its location that... More
Beautiful old house in La Ciudad Vieja. Must have been really amazing in its day, but needs some TLC for restorations. Free entry, but might be better to charge a fee to help with the cost of maintaining it.
Palacio Taranco is a lovely old building that offers a sense of what it would have been like to live here many years ago. The museum is free. The 1st and 2nd floors of the house are partially furnished and grandiose. For some reason, there is old Italian pottery in the remodeled basement museum. The Palacio faces the lovely Plaza... More
The palace is free to visit, the furniture and room decorations are beautiful. We saw a couple of tango dancers performing on the palace's steps, very romantic and moving.
This was a visit of two halves. On entering this magnificent building, by chance we chose to go downstairs first. This was the most awful, badly laid out, damp smelling exhibition of classical art & archaeology, pottery, bronze & glass in cabinets that were poorly lighted and often full of nothing. Disappointed we went upstairs and were treated to two... More
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