Cabildo de Montevideo, Montevideo

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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. Plan to visit Cabildo de Montevideo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Montevideo attractions using our Montevideo trip site .
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  • It is one of the historical buildings of greater relevance in the country, it is a must if one is located in Montevideo. Excellent proposal!
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  • It has some attractions, its activities are variants, part of history, not everything is of the same historical value.
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  • The building is historical. It was built between 1804 and 1912 and is home to several historical elements of the city. Admission is free and is accessed from Monday to Friday from 12 to 17:45 and Saturdays from 11 to 17 hours.
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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
  • Historical building recycled long ago a forced place of visit for tourists
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  • Place of memories
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