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Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda

Av 18 de Julio 998, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
+598 900 8764
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Historically enlighting

This museum is a must on your montevideo museum list! Shows you and displays a very beautiful range... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Montevideo, Uruguay
Learned nothing about the gaucho

The best part of this museum is the building, which is quite beautiful. There's nothing to learn... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2017
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The South American cowboy, or “gaucho” is the focus of one collection at this museum, and the other depicts the history of Uruguay’s currency.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
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  • Terrible1%
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Av 18 de Julio 998, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
+598 900 8764
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

This museum is a must on your montevideo museum list! Shows you and displays a very beautiful range of items referred to the legendary image of the "gaucho" and the countryside life in early uruguayan years. Shows you different types of coins and currency from...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

The best part of this museum is the building, which is quite beautiful. There's nothing to learn about the gaucho, and the artifacts, fancy mate cups and decorative horse harnesses, clearlywere used by the elite not the gaucho, who needed practical equipment for working.

Thank Citizen F
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable walk around in a beautiful building looking at early Uruguayan gaucho artifacts...and it's free.

Thank grantc475
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Short but interesting museum outlining the unique Gaucho history of Uruguay. Worth the visit, won't take too long.

Thank Joepilot H
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

I'm a big fan of small, focussed museums and really enjoyed visiting this one. It is centrally located on one of Montevideo's main streets. The building itself is worth viewing and the gaucho artefacts are first class. There is also a small section dedicated to...More

Thank Newtonbully
Reviewed November 19, 2016

The exhibits offer a great view of the old gaucho clothing, horse apparel and also the gorgeous silver/metal work that went into mates, stirrups, etc. A really beautiful introduction to the history of the gauchos. lovely building, too, and also a free museum, courtesy of...More

Thank Pvblue
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Free, beautiful building, wonderfull interior, nice collection. Recommended. Short walk from the center.

1  Thank Maciej H
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Cool if you understand a bit of gaucho culture, good for kids because they have interactive activities for kids and they can learn a bit about older technology like typewriters and telegraphs

1  Thank Timo T
Reviewed August 12, 2016

If you love horses then you need to visit this. Growing up with horses I thought Gauchos and Cowboys were synonymous, not so much after going through this. We ended up going to an Estancia while in Buenos Aires and this helped set the stage....More

1  Thank Patti O
Reviewed July 29, 2016

It is not a big place. But it is interesting to know how upscale people lived. They used to have a Chappel in their home. Stairs are a kind of steep.

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