Cabildo de Montevideo, Montevideo

(3.4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Those interested in South America's colonial past should pay a visit to Cabildo de Montevideo, a former government house and now a museum holding Montevideo's historical archive. Discover the origins and early history of the city, including exhibits about the Viceroyalty of the River Plate. Let the knowledgeable English-speaking guides lead you into the archival rooms to inspect the artifacts there, such as mid 19th-century blueprints for buildings dotted around the city. Cabildo de Montevideo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Montevideo Edition.
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  • Always is learn, there are costumes of time, weapons, manuscripts, maps, objects, pictures, sculpture, facing the square matrix, very good.-
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  • As well as the precolombiana Art Museum, the Cabildo leaves something to be desired. The collections are interesting but expographic no help. The building cannot be accessed in full, but it's worth a visit because it's free.
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  • Is a location with high historical and cultural potential, but does not receive the investment. Has nice indoor areas, but little preserved. Too bad this site doesn't have the best conditions. Has some showrooms that can contain interesting things.
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  • Historic Cabildo de Montevideo.
  • 1730 when the 1 ° of January of 1730 settles the first Cabildo de Montevideo, families who then inhabited the city, walked down the streets of that small initial checkerboard, which constituted the first urban layout of the new town of San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo. The gazetteer from the streets of the city (may 1730) was descriptivo-funcional, a simple indication to how pedestrians navigate this small checkerboard, germ of the city of Montevideo, which occupied a part of the current old town, consisting of thirty-two apples originally designed by Domingo Petrarca and given birth then by Pedro Millán in those years. The names were then that flavor of colorful precision that generally characterized the ancient names of streets; It was not necessary to memorize them in order and without other compasses, they wore, they brought or passed by indicating the same nomenclature. So, starting at the shore of the dock of the Bay, the first street was named «de la Frontera» (stones), which at the same time continued: «De la Fuente» (Cerrito), «De la Cruz» or «gate» (May 25, which would lead to the gate of San Pedro with the already walled city), «Real» (corner), «Race» (Sarandi), «Del•Piquete» (Buenos Aires) and , at the southern end, the Street «Outside» (Reconquista). The names of the streets that crossed these, starting on the side of the source, this side of the path, were: «Media Street» (Juncal), «La Calle whole» (Bartolomé Mitre), «medium» (Juan Carlos Gómez), «Church» (Ituzaingo), «the Puerto Chico"(thirty-three), «Naughty» (Misiones) and «Of callus» (Zabala).
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  • interesting and well exposed
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  • The Cabildo of Montevideo - as he calls it regularly - has started a new stage, in which have been established among other objectives, presenting innovative Museum, proposing dialogue spaces and design curatorships that promote public reflection on various conceptual axes, generating knowledge about historical narratives that make the construction of our identity , integrating of how active the Museum in the life of the community. The historic Cabildo Museum, is in the process of repositioning, aims to be a benchmark Museum; an innovative space that make more dynamic interaction between the educational, cultural and artistic areas of the city of Montevideo.
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  • Heritage day
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