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Palacio Taranco

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Address: Veinticinco de Mayo 379 | Hours: Monday-Friday 1230pm - 730pm, Montevideo 11002, 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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Beautiful home. Great for rainy day

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Katherine H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 go downstairs and see the Egyptian artifacts.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars 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 the city. Punta del Este in Uruguay is much more interesting in our opinion. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The furnishings and furniture are from the 1800s. The building is beautiful. The collection itself is small.

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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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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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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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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