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Palacio Taranco

Veinticinco de Mayo 379 | Hours: Monday-Friday 1230pm - 730pm, Montevideo 11002, Uruguay
+598 2915 1101
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Beautiful building

A wonderful historic mansion where the furnishing and decoration form the museum. A wonderful way... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
C H
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Beautiful building, good furnishings and exhibits

This free museum has a good display of Greek/Roman pre-Christ artifacts in the basement. On the... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
MRichardson2014
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Lake of Bays, Canada
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This impressive 20th-century building was designed by French architects and now houses a decorative arts museum with Uruguayan furniture, clocks, paintings and more.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Veinticinco de Mayo 379 | Hours: Monday-Friday 1230pm - 730pm, Montevideo 11002, Uruguay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful historic mansion where the furnishing and decoration form the museum. A wonderful way to explore old Montevideo. Museum is free to enter and there are two parts. In the basement is a display of ancient artefacts. On the ground and first floor is...More

Thank C H
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This free museum has a good display of Greek/Roman pre-Christ artifacts in the basement. On the ground and first floors are the palace rooms which appear to be in the same condition with the furnishings of when it was a private residence. This includes the...More

Thank MRichardson2014
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Montevideo is a fascinating city, but hard to visit. It's spread out and many areas are dilapidated. Other areas are downright sketchy. That said, there are many incredible historic buildings and it's truly worth the effort to see them. Palacio Taranco is a rare opportunity...More

1  Thank Kelly H
Reviewed November 19, 2016

We had the place to ourselves this day, it felt like visiting some extremely wealthy private house, filled with interesting art, antiques and some outstanding pieces: a Goya, for example. The marble floors are magnificent, so is all the woodwork, and the tapestry on the...More

1  Thank Pvblue
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Very well maintained & quite a pleasant surprise. Days of grandeur. All for free. The staff are so helpful. The Architect must have been exceptional.

1  Thank Hooray H
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Great rainy day activity though the home's beauty is worth visiting on a sunny day as well. Free of charge! This is a beautiful home & wonderfully restored. It doesn't take a long time to get through but is well worth it. Take time to...More

Thank Katherine H
Reviewed July 30, 2016

I've visited Palaces all over the world, and this didn't disappoint - a lovely example of old world Europe in the heart of Montevideo. If you enjoy this kind of activity - you'll find this one worth the stroll.

Thank Rich H
Reviewed April 23, 2016

This is one of the few attractions in Montevideo that appealed to us. The city in general was a disappointment. Our guide from the cruise ship was helpful and knowledgeable but this could not make up for the paucity of outstanding things to see in...More

Thank VAChuck
Reviewed April 1, 2016

I agree with everyone else, this is a gem and such a pleasant afternoon. Take your camera and visit the garden. Don't miss the upper level terrace from the library.

Thank Tg D
Reviewed March 4, 2016

Many interesting period pieces and art works in this converted mansion. The curator has achieved a harmony between the artifacts and the building. Caution: The entrance does not face Plaza Zabala; it is on the other side of the building.

1  Thank rhwmson
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