Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, Montevideo
(4.2/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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 building itself is amazing and worth the visit. The Coin is interactive, everything can be touched, which is surprising. Free ride of a lifetime. Pleases everyone!
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  • The Museum is beautiful, well located, is close to independence square, the entry is free! A great opportunity for lovers (d) History.
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  • On Wednesdays is free, but has schools, tour the visitor can forward a little. There was no tab when we went, but it's quiet. The room with all the birds found in stuffed Uruguay is somewhat unpleasant, but the Museum of la Moneda is pretty cool, but micro. It is interactive, so you spend a while you wouldn't think he'd spend there.
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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.
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  • Small cute Museum
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  • Palace Uriarte of Heber Museum of the Gaucho and the currency function: Commerce and housing single family (original); Bank and Museum (current) location: Av. 18 de Julio 998-1000, esq. Julio Herrera y Obes author: Alfredo Massüe (original); ARQ. Julio Espasandín and collaborators, Office of architecture of the Bank of the Republic East of the Uruguay (restoration) style: eclectic date: 1896-97 (original); 1990s (restoration) of Municipal interest since 1995
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  • Nice Museum
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