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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  • This museum is much more than Gaucho than the moneda Palace, there is only one interactive room that references the currency issue and is just to keep the memory of that space was the seat of a bank. A beautiful headquarters, by the way! The furniture, staircase, the floor, all exquisite and very beautiful! The part that deals with the theme of the Gaucho is well mounted, has items in an excellent state of conservation and the texts are very explanatory for visitors. Approver.
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  • The Museum was driven by Fernando Assunçao that, over more than 20 years, gathered different pieces of great value in Uruguayan and Argentine territory. I recommend appreciate the pieces displayed in addition to the beautiful building that houses it. You can be accessed free of charge from Monday to Friday from 10 to 16 hours.
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  • Well kept, free Museum and careful service. The exhibition is short and easy to understand texts. Good amount of objects to the understanding of the life of the Gaucho in historical context. I visited the terrace on the roof of the building. Very nice view. It's not a place open to the public, it is necessary to check the possibility.
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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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