Museum of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous, Montevideo

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Discover the pre-colonial history of Uruguay at Museum of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous. Featuring three halls for both permanent displays and rotating exhibits, part of the focus here is on Uruguayan artifacts and crafts from the pre-Columbian era. The museum also devotes considerable attention to the rest of Latin America, including displays of pieces aged up to 3,000 years. Check the schedule of events ahead of arrival, as the museum frequently hosts seminars, workshops, and conferences. During your visit, take note of the building itself: constructed in 1888, it gained the status of National Historic Landmark in 1986 thanks to its eclectic architecture. Information within the museum is available in both English and Spanish. Use our Montevideo vacation builder to visit Museum of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous on your trip to Montevideo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I really enjoyed the Museum. I was with some spaces in reform, but it didn't hurt anything. Temporary exhibitions on floors with few parts and texts easy to read, that keeps the attention. Had no seats to sit down, which was a problem for me, I was exhausted, so the visit was not as nice as could be. On Tuesdays admission is free. There was enthusiastic school groups. Nice to see.
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  • the visit was worth more by the building than the acquis and pre-Columbian Indians. not much to see. I liked the facilities and works on the top floor of the Museum.
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  • Archaeological information and knockoff, exhibited in the Lord. Look, up on the top floor views also down town atmosphere is full of good.
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  • Very interesting and the building is amazing! Unfortunately part of the museum was closed due to remodeling but it was worth the visit.
  • Interesting works on display present the history of indigenous populations in the area including music instruments. It does feel rather limited, and you could easily take your time with each work on display and still leave in one hour. One of the highlights is definitely the augmented reality display on the underground level. Also interesting for those into architecture.
  • Ok place. Not the biggest exhibition
  • There were a lot of closed rooms and no actually much to see. =/
  • Pre columbine museum.

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