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Espacio De Arte Contemporaneo

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Reviewed July 29, 2019

This museum (and the museum that shares the same prison grounds -- a Natural History museum, I think it was) isn't near other museums. It's a 20- or 30-minute walk from the center. But, as other reviewers said, it's a unique place that's well worth...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

Walking around a partially-restored prison to see contemporary art exhibits was very worthwhile. Some of the work displayed was from Spanish regional museums and the unique layout was done well. Glad I stumbled upon this space. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

The interior of the converted prison is as much an attraction as the art it contains. The cells, stairways, and halls have been converted into spaces for art to be displayed and for artists to work. The art itself was attractive and at a high...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank James L
Reviewed February 1, 2019

There is never an admission to this museum, set in a partially restored prison. Uruguay partnered with Spain in creating this unique venue. The prison walls are left intact. The exterior covered with amazing graffiti. The individual exhibitions are deftly curated in former prison cells....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This peculiar art space in established in what was formally one of the prisons of Montevideo. Now turned into a contemporary art space, it is connected to the community in a different way. It hosts several exhibits and shows in all disciplines regularly and simultaneously....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This art space is free to visit and open Wed-Sun from 2-8pm, expect Sunday, 11-5. It has been open 8years however isn’t that we’ll know among tourists, not locals. Set on the grounds and in one wing of an old prison it is an interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Absolutely love this place- fascinating history and a unique and original art space in Montevideo! Look out for events being held here, we went to an afternoon music festival held in the courtyard which was really really good. Also check out the gift shop, as...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed March 7, 2018

The building is a former prison, mid-renovation, and it shows. In a less than interesting area. Very striking building, though. The exhibitions were pretty average, I thought, but then I'm not the world's biggest contempory art fan. I suspect your visit here will be completely...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Though the art exhibits were interesting during my visit, what really makes this place worth the trip is the building within which it is located. Walking the grounds of the former prison and seeing the cells within is a fascinating experience. They are open on...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

Imagine a prison that now it is space for celebrating beauty and promoting art. Great exhibits and very friendly and helpful staff. In my next trip to Montevideo I will visit again.

Date of experience: December 2016
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