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Palacio Taranco

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Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
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Address: Calle 25 de Mayo 379 | Hours: Monday-Friday 1230pm - 730pm, Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone Number: 02/915-1101
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This impressive 20th-century building was designed by French architects and...

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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A beautiful home

Well worth a visit, we ambled around the beautiful rooms at our leisure. There was something of interest in every room and it was small enough (almost!) to imagine living there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
grannytraveller
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Midlands
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Well worth a visit, we ambled around the beautiful rooms at our leisure. There was something of interest in every room and it was small enough (almost!) to imagine living there yourself. Delightful. Friendly staff.

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The work of art in this museum is the house itself. Such a beautiful grand house. Well worth a visit and it is in the heart of the old town.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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131 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This was a pretty little palace. The light was good even though some palaces can be so dark. It was designed by the same architects famous for the Petit Palais in Paris, the Arc de Triomphe in Brussels and the French embassy in Vienna. So it does small scale but grandiose very well. It was owned by a family who... More 

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Thank JKim27
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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762 reviews
292 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We thoroughly enjoy seeing beautiful architecture and period pieces but this museum was a hugh disappointment even when it was free. The ornate gates leading into the Taranco Palace was the highlight. There was no organization to how the furniture and objects were displayed. The upper floor displays were even worse. It is a shame that this beautiful building had... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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53 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Walk around inside and outside, it is really worth it. Watch out for the opening hours! I am not sure f it is open at the weekends.

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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

I love castles old building etc and this is brill, in any other country you would have to pay to see this historic building but here it's free so go if you don't like it it's cost you zippo if you do a great free adventure

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Manistique, Michigan
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This Museum is located in the old city of Montevideo, Ciudad Vieja. An old residence Known also as Taranco Palace. the Building is just as interesting as the great Art work that it houses. This is a must see if your in to old architecture and really nice art collection.

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Thank jthayer219
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1,619 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a very good palace.The architecture is very good.The selection of exhibits glorious past of you must visit.

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San Pablo
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The uruguayan tax payers enable to visit free of charge this beautifull palace, full of important pieces of art very well selected. The building itself is interesting, finished in 1906.

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Castillos, Uruguay
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120 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My all time favorite historical building in Montevideo! It gives us a glimpse of the unbelievable wealth and sophistication that was so abundant in Uruguay in the past.

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