Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, Montevideo

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Specialty Museum
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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  • Very educational, exciting and interesting museum in the historic building with exceptional wood carvings. Don't miss this
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  • The best part of this museum is the building, which is quite beautiful. There's nothing to learn about the gaucho, and the artifacts, fancy mate cups and decorative horse harnesses, clearlywere used b...  more »
  • We by this Plaza and saw these "sculptures" and decided to enter. Very interesting and with written explanations on the artist who made this work, meanings of what we saw and etc.
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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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