Cabildo de Montevideo, Montevideo

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History Museum 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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  • Ancient seat of power, with Museum (free) exposing Government House antique furniture and contemporary art exhibitions Peredvizhniki.
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  • It is a historical place. The building will visit free and attends after noon. It has very interesting temporary exhibitions, it's worth!
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  • I didn't join in the Museum. Just took a photo on front. It is close to the Metropolitan Cathedral. In front of the square.
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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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Where to stay in Montevideo

Montevideo's central neighborhoods offer plenty of hostels for budget-minded travelers, as well as a good selection of mid-range hotels for visitors looking for a bit more space and privacy. Luxury rooms are harder to come by, especially if you arrive without a reservation. If you want to indulge your every desire, your best bet is the waterfront area, where you can find four- and five-star hotels offering all the modern amenities you need, including complimentary bicycles and car rental services.
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