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. By using our Montevideo day trip planning tool , you can arrange your visit to Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda and other attractions in Montevideo.
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  • The Museum has free admission. The building is beautiful, historic. The part of the currency is weak a few objects. But the State is rich in typical and historical objects. Worth the visit.
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  • This small museum highlights items related to the gaucho culture. It also hosts temporary exhibitions. A place worth visiting, not to go through the very beautiful mansion which houses the Museum.
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  • Formerly the city Palace of a wealthy family, it is today a small museum worth seeing. Not far from the Plaza Independencia. Here you can learn much about the manners, customs and history of the Gauchos. Also a few rooms to the subject of money, money press, etc. Worth seeing, best with leadership.
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  • The architecture of the house and the display of gaucho items are impressive. I understand a guide may be available if requested which would provide context and make the experience a lot more interesting.
  • 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.
  • A show of Gaucho culture. In addition to being able to play, interact and take pictures with part of the site works.
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  • He knew... Some exhibitions go through there. In addition, the collection of objects in the Museum. Good care and neatness of the staff.
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