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Palacio Taranco

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Address: Calle 25 de Mayo 379, Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone Number: 02/915-1101
Description: This impressive 20th-century building was designed by French architects...
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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This place is awesome. It's the former palace of the Taranco family that left the place exactly as it was in their golden time, ask the government to leave it original. There's a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Brasilia, DF
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This place is awesome. It's the former palace of the Taranco family that left the place exactly as it was in their golden time, ask the government to leave it original. There's a lack of preservation but is an interesting house.

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Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This little gem was free and open! Many things were not open at the end of March. The displays are well organized and the artifacts very interesting.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Fascinating to visit and imagine life in this palace. The appeal is that this is of a modest size and you can imagine living here. Well preserved and worth visiting.

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West Chester, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a very pretty museum set in a beautiful early 1900's mansion. It is filled with period furnishings and painting. In the basement, there is a collection of ancient pots, bronzes and glassware. It is set right on the delightful Plaza Zabala and has beautiful gardens as well. Like many of the museums in the area, admission is free!

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 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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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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Address: Calle 25 de Mayo 379, Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone Number: 02/915-1101
Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo>  > Ciudad Vieja

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