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 museum itself is not anything in the other world, but the House where this located is worth visiting it. The spectacular floors, wood, all very well preserved.
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  • a museum that offers to the tourist a vision of the life charrua of its history and last, excellent place to go
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  • The exhibits offer a great view of the old gaucho clothing, horse apparel and also the gorgeous silver/metal work that went into mates, stirrups, etc. A really beautiful introduction to the history of...  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.
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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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