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Museo del Carnaval

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Address: Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 N 218 | Maciel, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
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+598 2916 5493
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Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Opened in November 2006 , the Carnival Museum is located in the historic...

Opened in November 2006 , the Carnival Museum is located in the historic center of the city of Montevideo, opposite the port and next to the main gastronomic center of the country, the Mercado del Puerto . It is part of the Museums of Identity , as through a modern and interactive proposal preserves , exhibits , spreads and valued objects and traditions that are part of the high festival of Uruguay . It is an institution that works to strengthen the social involvement of the festival . Thus goes out , he interacts with the city and reflects their feelings . Timetable: April to December : Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00 pm January to March : Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00 pm Group visits for all ages , recording only previously The Museum is closed on 1st and January 6th , May 1st , July 18th , August 25th , 24, 25 and 31 December.

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Interesting and Close to Cruise Port

This is a Super Attraction within a 5 Minute walk from the Cruise Terminal. Not Big Not Spectacular but really good for a Carnival Insight and easy to visit when in Port for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a Super Attraction within a 5 Minute walk from the Cruise Terminal. Not Big Not Spectacular but really good for a Carnival Insight and easy to visit when in Port for a Limited Time - All for a Few Dollars.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small and refined sample of the rich Uruguayan carnival. Worth visiting and very cheap! You pay 60 UYU pesos and you access a collection of the five Uruguayan carnival styles: lubolos, murga, parodistas, humoristas and revistas. You can see costumes, masks, maquettes and videos. A 30-minute walk right next to Mercado del Puerto.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

This museum is very small and 5 minutes walk from the cruise terminal. Cost seems to very as to who is on the desk, it cost us $4 each, but other people we met went in free. There are some spectacular costumes and its good that a lot of the information about them is written in English as well as... More 

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Thank merlin195
MuseoDelCarnaval, Director de Recepción at Museo del Carnaval, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for visiting our Museum!We care about your review. This are the official prices for visiting the Museum 100 Uruguayan pesos i the general fee 60 Uruguayan pesos for those who live at the MERCOSUR and kids under 12 enter for free. Sometimes people of the Cruise come to the Museum with the ticket included on others tours, so... More 

Tampa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

This is a small and very interesting museum. There is plenty of information with all the items. You can see the whole place in about 2 hrs tops. It will help understand the Carnaval in Uruguay. Go there BEFORE you go to El Milongon.

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Thank Luz V
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We visited the Carnival Museum in Montevideo on a recent South American cruise. The museum is a short 5 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal. It has a lot of very interesting costumes used in various years during carnival. A good history of Carnival is on display. Especially interesting was the use of paper mache to make many costumes.... More 

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

A superb peek into the Uruguayan carnival tradition - much different than those in New Orleans and Rio. The preservation of the paper mache "winners" from various years is gorgeous. A not- to-be missed attraction very close to the harbor if you're on a cruise.

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2 Thank koolbill
MuseoDelCarnaval, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museo del Carnaval, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your visit! We'll keep on working to have a better place! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This was a very small museum, but had lots of interesting carnaval costumes to look at. One side was made up of 20-30 costumes made of recycled materials. On the other side of the museum, you could learn about the history of the different types of costumes in the parades and what they represent. It was also neat to see... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

This place was a must to see all about the carnival which is important to the people of Montevideo. It was well laid out and very colourfull

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Haderslev, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

This is a small museum with costumes. I like it but I also think it was almost to small to call it a museum. Think out of the box, and this could be a huge museum

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

This is a small museum and not well laid out, but gives one a sense of the costumes and headdresses worn at Carnaval. I agree with the earlier reviewer that one display is behind a sheer curtain obscuring the view of the costumes. The reason is not obvious. But, there is a second large room where you can easily see... More 

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