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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  • I'm a big fan of small, focussed museums and really enjoyed visiting this one. It is centrally located on one of Montevideo's main streets. The building itself is worth viewing and the gaucho artefact...  more »
  • One of the few that features the Gaucho culture, but few pieces, the environment is not air conditioned, free entry
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  • Like a lot of money and Gaucho Museum. All very interesting. Admission is free. Is open from 10:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday. It is worth visiting.
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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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