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Very interesting sea Museum, specialy for young childrens.

Main exhibition of sea animals and fishes. But also several interesting pictures of old uruguayan... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Pedro B
Montevideo, Uruguay
Great museum in a rainy day

Worth the visit with kids when it is raining. 3 hours visit is good enough. It is an expensive taxi... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Marcello B
State of Sao Paulo
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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...more
La Barra de Maldonado, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place to spend a few hours. Many of the specimens are bleached by years in formaldehyde and some unrecognisable as creatures, let alone fish, but this is part of the joy of this place. Honestly. It’s a rambling shared personal love of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gavin P
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Main exhibition of sea animals and fishes. But also several interesting pictures of old uruguayan cities, which may be tourist never saw before.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Pedro B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A surprising place, but the smell is like a place not attended, it was good to know, you must be ver enthusiatic of sea to go.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Worth the visit with kids when it is raining. 3 hours visit is good enough. It is an expensive taxi from Peninsula, although a quick ride.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Marcello B
Reviewed January 26, 2018

sort of history of Punta del Este very rudimentary but nice. Old phots of the beginnings of this area and information about how it was formed from a sea place where people went to rest to what it is today

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jane S
Reviewed January 19, 2018

If you want a quick lesson in natural history, culture and the historical record of Punta del Este, Museo del Mar is the place to go. In less than 2 hours of touring this small, yet comprehensive museum, you will walk away with a fair...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Eulenspeegel
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

The place is nice but a little bit dirty. The service at all is very bad: people who work there, looks like, are not happy. Their humor state is not according to what the place offers. I felt also that is a mix between different...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 547fabianb
Reviewed October 15, 2017

This museum has a vast collection of information - obviously a great collector - there is a lot about the sea and sea animals but also a lot of history about the area and Uruguay collected from a period over the last century plus -...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JohnZ578
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Impressive collection of a lot of things and sea life. Didn't expect to fins such a place un Punta del este. Don´t miss to see the insects just in front of the museum. The entrance to the insects is for free. Perfect for a rainy...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Jens R
Reviewed August 1, 2017

If you are into taxidermy this museum is for you. We on the other hand are not into that stuff but we did enjoy the seashell collection and the pirate part of the museum. There was also a very interesting part that explains some festivals...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Amy W
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Response from flpaoli | Reviewed this property |
The day we went it closed at 17h (5pm), therefore you better call. I think we went on a weekday off peak season. Depending on how much you like to dive into the details, take pictures, you'll need between 1 to 2 hours in... More