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Palacio Taranco

Address: Calle 25 de Mayo 379, Montevideo, Uruguay (Ciudad Vieja)
Phone Number: 02/915-1101
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Ranked #11 of 83 Attractions in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This impressive 20th-century building was designed by French architects and now houses a decorative...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This impressive 20th-century building was designed by French architects and now houses a decorative arts museum with Uruguayan furniture, clocks, paintings and more.

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Chicago
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My traveling companion wanted to check out Palacio Taranco, which was listed as a museum of decorative arts in our guidebook. I've been to decorative arts museums before and they just aren't my thing. But the museum was free, so I didn't put up a fight. And I am so glad that we went. The museum is actually a palace... More 

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quebec
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Attracted by the architecture and discovered with marvel this home of a turn of the century import-export millionaire of Ururguay. The 2 pleyel piano are beautiful and all the interio including the wooded panels and floor. There are a number of interesting painting one by Ghirardello a Madonna and there is an exhibit ongoing on Goya. In the basement there... More 

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New York City
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Beautiful furnishings---especially loved the decorated Pleyel piano--amazing. Not a big place, but very well-kept and like stepping back in time

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Charleston, South Carolina
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188 reviews 188 reviews
155 attraction reviews
615 helpful votes 615 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A beautiful building from yesterday housing wonderful and true to the period furnishings and artifacts. From the fresco to the art and the furniture and wall and ceiling decor it takes you back to another time. Too bad these wasn't a time machine.

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Santiago, Chile
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190 reviews 190 reviews
151 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I took some of my favourite photos from my trip to Uruguay in this house. You can get a glimpse into what life was like from a bygone era. Presently, the building houses the Museum of Decorative Arts. Highlights include the ballroom, staircase, piano and garden. Highly recommend visiting if you like older homes and architecture. Admission: Free.

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Santiago, Chile
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Tues-Sat 10am-6pm This beautiful palace is now arts museum, the Taranco Palace was built in the early 20th century and represents the trend toward French architecture during that period. The museum displays an assortment of Uruguayan furniture, draperies, clocks, paintings, and other cultural Works. The display if clocks is amazing.

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Brooklyn, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Wonderful palace. It ia pity that it has not been well maintained. Uruguay does not respect the old buildings in its capital city.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

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.

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Perth
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

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 

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