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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  • The Museum is nice, with several artifacts of various peoples that inhabited the Americas, but also sacred works of the Jesuits of Seven People of the missions. We found very interesting examples of how notes are made arquelógicas and a giant fossil of a deodicurus (a prehistoric animal, similar to an Armadillo). Some rooms need better cooling, because they were too hot.
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  • Easy access, for free, very well organized, very easy-to-understand explanations. A place that should not let go of. Would come back for sure and nominate. What I liked most was not safely in noting that neither happens here in Brazil, q or let you observe the works carefully.
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  • I'm not one to make criticism like what I'm doing, but it is necessary. The Museum opens 10:30 and has no lunch break, we got 12:30 hs and I had no one to be able to buy tickets (120 Uruguayan pesos per person, or for free is worth a visit) the guard allowed us to visit because the person I was having lunch, before hadn't left ... but it was nice. It's a hodge-podge of bad information catalogued and confusas...com the proposition that purports to show. Unfortunately a waste of time, if not adds information.
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  • Why - 3 stars? Small colection - very interesting about different pre - columbian culture but only in spanish :-(
  • 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.
  • Nice place and amazing expositions
  • Museum is always a way in order not to forget.

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