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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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  • We arrived at the Palace as a matter of fact, we were looking for the Indian Museum. Question here, ask away and a local resident showed us museums that were on that street. We were in front of the Museum and we were delighted with the architecture, is an amazing building. We were very well received by hostesses who soon put us at ease. I never could imagine that there was such infrastructure for the season. The detail of heat fireplaces to me ... lol-in each piece. The richness of details. We count three pianos. Imagine a party at this location! Should be spectacular!!!! The kitchen found sensational for its time. An inviting and well cared for garden-today surrounded by buildings-but I was wondering what it would be like in the past. It's a place that made me fly in time
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  • Without doubt reflects a time of Uruguay, this in the area of the plaza zabala, but need more conservation
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  • The visit to the Palacio Taranco is highly recommended, as well as a very well organized Archaeological exhibition, architecture and environments inside the Palace allow assessing the wealth of Uruguayan aristocracy of the last century. The closing time is 17:30 hs.
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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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