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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  • 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 building is divine, the exhibition and the collection are delightful. But what really caught my attention was the sympathy of a given that took several pictures of me, unfortunately I didn't catch his name, but the warmth was well marked. Come back and recommend a visit. Muchas Gracias!!!
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  • We found a way to tell the story of the Gauchos, the monetary part is great but pretty cool too, worth using 1:00 to visit.
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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.
  • 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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  • Good Museum with free entry. Interesting to discover the Gaucho culture on Uruguayan soil.
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  • Excellent place nobody should miss
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