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 planner to add Museum of Pre-Columbian and Indigenous and other attractions to your Montevideo vacation plans.
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  • The Museum is beautiful. It's located in a very beautiful mansion, and tells the story of the indigenous peoples of Southern Latin America. Is small, but worth visiting. When we went, there was an exhibition of masks with the theme of the Latin American working woman. Fantastic.
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  • The Museum tells the history of the indigenous people in the region of the Americas. It costs 100 pesos entrance and at the time of the visit was to reform and seems a bit abandoned. It's pretty small too, if you have enough time, it is worth visiting.
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  • Most of the pre-colombian and all indigenous exhibits were closed for renovation. The only sparse ones we saw were of Mexican cultures. Cost is 100 pesos. Not worth the money or little time it require...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very good Museum. I liked it, but we had going at the time of the year with less exposures, because the building promises to have it packed and yet some were riding and other behind closed doors of this.
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