Museum of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous, Montevideo

(2.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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 planner to add Museum of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous and other attractions to your Montevideo vacation plans.
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  • Very good compilation on different pre-Columbian cultures that populated the American continent prior to the arrival of Europeans, very detailed and complete.
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  • I went without many expectations because they told me that the collection that this museum has is very small, but it was perhaps the best. To the get and cancel the value of the income, although it shows is very small in comparison to others museums Latin American, could observe parts unique, i.e., your value cultural and educational not is measured by the amount of parts or it large of it collection, but by the quality of them same. Excellent.
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  • The building is pretty cool and the pieces are also interesting. However, due to lack of resources (I think) the museum looks a little abandoned. The rooms do not have air conditioning and on hot days is complicated. When we visited were exposed parts of an annual contest very interesting craft. The gift shop also leaves much to be desired.
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