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Palacio Taranco, Montevideo

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View an extensive collection of decorative arts at Palacio Taranco, featuring rooms stacked with European period furniture, draperies, ornaments, sculptures, textiles, and portrait paintings. French architects Charles Louis Girault and Jules Chifflot León--the creators of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris--designed the palace in the early 20th century. The eclectic interior combines diverse elements from Persian curtains to Flemish tapestries. Climb the marble spiral staircase, which links the lobby with the halls, and walk across the oak floors designed in the style of Versailles. See the dining hall, billiards room, smoking lounge, and library, all lavishly furnished in Louis XV, Louis XVI, and Regency styles. The palace's museum also boasts an important collection of classical art and archeology, including Greco-Roman ceramics. For Palacio Taranco and beyond, use our Montevideo holiday planner to get the most from your Montevideo vacation.
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  • This beautiful a Montevideo at the beginning of the 20th century family house, reflects the lifestyle of the upper class in that period. The taste for French architecture, furniture, paintings and sculptures. they talk about refinement with which they lived. Very well preserved the building and the furniture. The staff is attentive and willing to answer questions. Beautiful gardens on the Plaza Zabala.
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  • Located opposite Plaza Zabala, 4 blocks from the port of Montevideo, is one of the required places to visit for all tourists. Since 1972, it is headquarters of the Museum of decorative arts, the building has three floors with a triangle and presents eclectic style close to the Luis XVI facades. It was built in 1907, being its original destination residence of the brothers Félix, José and Hermenegildo Ortiz de Taranco who arrived in Uruguay by the end of the 19th century. The floors are oak work, the mouths of the stoves colonnades and jardinières of marble brought from Genoa. It was used as residence of the family until the year 1940 and from the year 1943 the Uruguayan State acquired it. Within the historical facts more relevant to highlight the signing of the Act of MONTEVIDEO in 1979, which was the papal mediation that solved the border dispute between Argentina and Chile on the Beagle Channel.
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  • Visit really unforgettable. Admission is free, and the Museum staff has much knowledge, and extremely helpful. Really a pleasure. And if you're Uruguayan and never left... it's time.
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  • Beautiful building and inside as well. The furniture and decorations are well preserved and transport you to the Uruguayan aristocracy scene. There exhibits were not that nice when I visited it and there's a terrace not opened to public, such a shame.
  • Imposing. It is worth visiting it.
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  • Historical place
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  • Also known as the Museum of decorative arts, formerly in this place ran the first theatre of Montevideo. There are painting exhibition and is maintained with many elements of the time.
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