Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, Montevideo

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Visit Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda for a look into the history of the gaucho in Uruguay. The popular museum is located in the 19th century Heber Palace, built in an ornate French Neo-Renaissance style. Wander the floors of the mansion to see artifacts and items from the daily life of the gauchos, especially their fine silver work on mate cups and straws. View traditional articles of clothing, horse equipment, swords, and other intricately designed ceremonial items. The second floor showcases an exhibit on Uruguayan currency and contains ancient coins from all over South America. Make Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda a centerpiece of your Montevideo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Montevideo itinerary maker.
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  • The best part of this museum is the building, which is quite beautiful. There's nothing to learn about the gaucho, and the artifacts, fancy mate cups and decorative horse harnesses, clearlywere used b...  more »
  • Very enjoyable walk around in a beautiful building looking at early Uruguayan gaucho artifacts...and it's free.  more »
  • Short but interesting museum outlining the unique Gaucho history of Uruguay. Worth the visit, won't take too long.  more »
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  • Beautiful building housing history of the gauchos and of Uruguay in general. There were some exhibits about the Jesuit missionaries for instance. Lots of statuettes of the cowboys on horseback and artefacts relating to their life. Worth a visit. The lighting could be improved, and some rooms were quite sparse.
  • If you are an art lover, you are going to enjoy savouring the exhibition. Even if you are not highly interested in art, you still can broaden your views.
  • The place is great, has two floors, the first have three exhibition halls which each a period change. They also have one that is permanent, which has old machines used in banks, and the genius of this room in particular is that everything in it can play. On the second floor of the Gaucho Museum is itself, and there are all the instruments that formerly the gauchos and also so traditional and usual MATE used.
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  • Excellent. Well maintained. Everything related with the Gaucho and the Republic Bank. Antique furniture and the House is beautiful beginning at the door of wood with relief and by walls that retain a colonial style. The entrance is free.
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  • Once again the past me encanta.
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