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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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  • Beautiful decoration in old House. Many works of art (paintings and sculptures) brought from Europe by the owners.
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  • Allows you to move through the rooms of the old royalty, with beautiful indoor decorations and utensils of the period, as well as underground an archaeological museum.
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  • Pin point to visit. The first time we arrived at around 17:30 when it was closed, the second did travel without problems on Friday at 13:00 but I missed the guided tour that was at 14:00 (nobody told us that was at that time, I found out later by a question I asked here). It is a beautiful mansion, kitchen, bedrooms, the room of women and that of men, a bathroom, you can see... it has a very nice garden with a fountain, on the second floor there are paintings and sculptures, while in the underground there is an archaeological sample. Note that you can access wifi.
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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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