Museo del Carnaval, Montevideo

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Take a stroll through a fun and informative cultural institution at Museo del Carnaval, dedicated to detailing the history and traditions of carnival in Uruguay. Completed in 2006, the museum takes you down a lifelike cobblestone street and through a range of enjoyable and interactive exhibits, showing the costumes, music, and colors that take over the country's towns between late January and mid-February each year. See masks, instruments, and vehicles that have become symbols of the carnival, and pick up some gift ideas at the onsite shop. Plan to see Museo del Carnaval and other attractions that appeal to you using our Montevideo trip itinerary builder.
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  • The museum just opposite the Port of Montevideo, hosts the Montevideo carnival which takes place from January until March, this is considered the longest festival in the world. The museum contains ins...  more »
  • This museum is located adjacent the port area. Here you will gain an insight into one of the Continent's best kept secrets - Carnival in Uruguay is a mix of European and African traditions. Carnival g...  more »
  • Next door to the popular eating spot of Mercado del Puerto so worthwhile to "pop" in Admission is inexpensive, costumes are colourful & creative & being small it is quite a fun activity  more »
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  • If you have nothing else to do then by all means visit here. I personally didn't care for it though the staff was very friendly. It's just two rooms and very small.
  • 100 Uruguay pesos to get in. Down interesting costumes with lots of information. Some is in English.
  • Nice place.
  • Have spirit
  • A place to be visited by tourists, no doubt. It has the attraction of the Carnival and a very careful and harmonious space. There is a cute shop for souvenirs at the entrance. It is worthwhile to know the space, since the Carnival in Uruguay is an outstanding cultural phenomenon
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