Cabildo de Montevideo, Montevideo

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History Museum
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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  • I visited her when touring the city. It is one of the old government buildings from both colonial times and the 19th century and now houses exhibitions. I saw two-one on emigration from Europe to the ...  more »
  • Worth to see if you are around. Comparing to other countries, Uruguay is a quite young country, so, historic places are not to much different from the middle of the century's architecture. But still n...  more »
  • We found this lovely place hidden by scafolding in a local guidebook. They called it the municipal historical museum. It had a delightful exhibition about the earliest history of montevideo, and exhib...  more »
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  • Very nice building of the old town hall, with the spirit of the colonial times. The museum itself is pretty small, but gives some idea about the history of Montevideo. Admission free.
  • A public building used as the government house during the colonial times of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate. Actually is used as a museum and houses the Historical Archive of the city.
  • Nothing special
  • Place of memories
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  • Excellent exhibitions, the truth that is a very nice place to visit. The story that represents this well explained by the exhibitions.
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