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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  • July 6, 2017
    Ancient seat of power, with Museum (free) exposing Government House antique furniture and contemporary art exhibitions Peredvizhniki.
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  • June 28, 2017
    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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  • June 20, 2017
    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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  • March 1, 2017
    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.
  • April 11, 2017
    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.
  • November 24, 2015
    Nothing special
  • July 27, 2017
    Historical building recycled long ago a forced place of visit for tourists
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  • June 15, 2017
    Place of memories
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