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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  • Right away you think the place abandoned, like I'm going to complain since the entrance is free. Nice exposure, make you very comfortable, very spacious and well located. What I liked best in Uruguay is that all museums are very close to each other.
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  • I recommend this place is cute and the best free. It has very good location and you know many museums close here. Uruguayan heritage Yes or there to visit it.
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  • CABILDO of MONTEVIDEO Juan C Gomez 1368, esq. Sarandi (Plaza de la Constitución) Monday to Saturday from 12 to 5 pm the building of the Cabildo and Royal prisons, dates from 1737 and is one of the most representative of the Colonial Montevideo monuments. Next to the Metropolitan Cathedral (Igreja Matriz) is one of the colonial neo-classical works. It was here where it operated for nearly 100 years the communal Government. In this building the first Constitution of the Republic vowed on July 18, 1830. Since 1958 operates the Museum and Municipal historical archive. He was the protagonist of major political, social, and cultural developments in the history of the country. The rooms surround the courtyards. Downstairs was running the prison and the upper part was intended to the functions of Government. On the main facade the Chapterhouse was. The main façade is sober with smooth walls, windows with lintels and shapes according to the neoclassical doctrine of the Spanish Academy of San Fernando. Access presents high Doric and Ionic in the lower granite columns. The pediment of auction as a triumphal arch. Today it is a national historic landmark
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  • The cabildo is so steeped in history and is an architectural gem. Such a pity that those who are responsible lack imagination to make more of what they have. It is not a lack of investment, but a lack of initiative or ability.
  • 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
  • Next to the Plaza Constitucion, the Cabildo of Montevideo is a Museum of visitation is essential to understand the Foundation of the town as well as was forming over time. The collection is a little precarious needs best care. Even so, it is possible to have access to the main historical facts of Uruguay's capital in a relatively quick visitation.
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