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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  • the exhibition halls are located in the basement of the building, it has reproductions of Etruscan art, mesopotamico, Egyptian, go giego, Roman, Aztec, to a lesser extent pre-Columbian. Your sample of maya art is even better than what I saw in the Museum of miraflores in the capital of Guatemala, so take advantage of two to three hours well-spent very well.
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  • Had already passed in front of the MAPI, but usually in time that it was closed. This time, motivated by an exhibition on "Shamanism in Siberia", programmed me. And it was worth it. Very frequented by school children.
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  • Through my research, I had the knowledge that the collection of the Museum is very small, but I insisted on meeting him to admire the building, which features a beautiful architecture. The ticket is paid and the ride is disappointing. Actually the collection is small and uninteresting. Even though the interest is just to admire the architecture of the building, like me, believe that it is not worth paying for the ticket.
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