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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  • An amazing place! Well maintained, high. A little hard to find but worth it. I visited other museums of Montevideo but not like this. He is close to the city's port. Offers audio guide with QRcode loca at reception, in the month that I went, didn't charge admission, because they were changing the exposure.
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  • Passing through to the port market, we decided to enter this Museum and the boy reported that the entry was free. We decided to meet without further pretensions. At the time we went, on a Wednesday holiday cold death knell, the Museum was practically empty. The building is quite beautiful, old, with staircase in the Centre. The environments are well organized and tell the story. If you like the theme, it's worth the visit!
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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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