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Address: La Barra de Maldonado, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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4 Museos in 1 ! MUSEUM OF THE SEA, HISTORY OF BEACH RESORTS, MUSEUM...

4 Museos in 1 ! MUSEUM OF THE SEA, HISTORY OF BEACH RESORTS, MUSEUM COLLECTIBLES, INSECTARIUM

Over 5000 specimens you never imagined you would see. History of Punta del Este, hundreds of photos. Pirates and buccaneers room. Collectibles: vintage articles. All this in a permanent exhibition in the year.

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Great adventure for traveler, see both the Sea museum and the insect building/exhibit across the street

Best alternative to the beach, not crowded, take all the pictures you want, talk to the staff, the director, or other visitors. Video, reproductions, posters, sea shells... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2017
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Michigan
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the moment you enter it becomes very apparent that you have walked into history through a very personal perspective! What a work of passion this museum is! Marine animals, strange creatures, pirates, old pictures of Uruguay's history, skeletons, fossils, shells, and so many odd artifacts. One could spend a week here! Cross the street and you will find the... More 

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White River, South Africa
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65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most amazing artwork to enjoy for free! Just annoying when people are all over the sculptures. Look with your eyes. Stay off the artwork for future generations!

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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357 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Best alternative to the beach, not crowded, take all the pictures you want, talk to the staff, the director, or other visitors. Video, reproductions, posters, sea shells, pirates, maps, a little history, postcards, snap shots, letters, memo's, charts, fossils, crabs, sea horses, lobsters, whales, famous sea person's, writers, actors, movies, manta rays, turtles, and so much more. We did not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Awesome. One of(if not the best )museum in town. Very organised offer a view of marine animals and shows how life was in the last 70 years with its vintage products and articles. Rent a bike and have fun!

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Fortaleza, CE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Yes if you're in Punta with little kids and it's raining and you have a car easy you can come here! Your kids might enjoy the trip! But if not just go to the beach wich is the best thing in punta and have a good time! This might be a nice effort of the owners but is a lot... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful collection of sea animals, skeletons, items, pictures, everything. Super recommend. Plan to spend at least an hour there, if you like to read the details.

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Thank flpaoli
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Interesting, have many things about the sea, as well a section devoted to old objects, old school style. It could have a better structure. And it's not cheap.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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494 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Great museum. Eclectic. Diferent. You can see really good things. They make with love unluckely they dont have goverment support because have things for 2500 sqm! Or more

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

It has not only sea things, but environmental related and "old collectionable" things. Also an insectos museum. Very very interesting to visit

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The museum is a reflective tour, to be taken slowly. If you are not a native Spanish speaker it's a great place to take notes and translate fish species into English or Spanish, etc. It's really a hodgepodge of natural history, sea life, regional history, characters of note, the evolution of PDE, and memorabilia of the ages just as it... More 

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