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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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Museo muy céntrico, por lo que es de muy fácil acceso (aunque hay que subir escaleras...) El Palacio Heber-Jackson de fines del siglo XIX tiene una arquitectura eclecticista hermosa. En él se exhiben ... read more »Very central Museum, so it is very easy to access (although there is to climb stairs...) The Heber-Jackson Palace at the end of the 19TH century has a beautiful eclectic architecture. It displays various pieces related to the time of the gauchos, as well as other art exhibitions. It is worth taking a minute to know him.show original
Free, beautiful building, wonderfull interior, nice collection. Recommended. Short walk from the center.
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Na verdade é grátis, bem próximo a praça da independência e a beleza do prédio vale a visita. O acervo tem um certo interesse mas os detalhes arquitetônicos chamam mais a atenção. Vale a pena conhecer... read more »In fact it's free, very close to independence square and the beauty of the building is worth the visit. The collection has a certain interest but the architectural details call more attention. Worth knowing, is suspreendente.show original
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.
Adrián LopezPalace 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 1995show original
Martin SolariIt is a small but interesting Museum. Located in an old city Palace (Heber Jackson). The thematic combination of Gauchos and coins seems a little forced.show original
Diego LazoGreat Museum. Very large at the entrance wooden staircase. Excellentshow original
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