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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  • Inside you will see coins and items of the gaucho. But what I like most is its architecture and the State of conservation of the building, a jewel.
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  • This attraction is free. Know the culture and tradition of the Gauchos is very interesting, it is worth visiting and admiring the place.
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  • Housed in a building from the beginning of the 20th century, in a very central corner of Montevideo, offers a broad panorama of historical aspects of the gaucho and the currencies of the Uruguay (the Museum is in the orbit of the Banco de la República).
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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 kids loved it. The old equipment to use the Bank that sponsors the Museum, made the greatest success.
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  • Awesome collection of artifacts and the accuracy of the same. Care is very good. The guide is excellent.
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  • Great place very well preserved very good exhibitions worth exhibit visit it very easy access
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