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. Using our online itinerary creator, Montevideo attractions like Palacio Taranco can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • PALACIO TARANCO (Decorative Arts Museum) may 25 376 Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 17:30 hs building was Taranco Ortiz family residence and was built at the beginning of century XX, between 1908 and 1910 on the foundations of the ancient theater of comedy. The project carried out in France is inspired in the French style of the s. XVIII according to the customs of the time with its top to the rooms, the lower part for social purposes, and decline for services. Towards the square, between the building and the public space is a large garden. In 1943 was assigned to the State together with the art collections of the family, with pieces and sculptures of great artistic value and historical, its furniture and its original decoration. The Museum was created in 1972 and has furniture of the era, an important collection of paintings and collections of classical archaeology is historical National Museum since 1975
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  • Is a very nice and well maintained property. Furniture, decorative objects and beautiful finishes. The basement has a small museum with various parts of the world. Recommend a visit.
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  • Worth the visit go and know the history. Beautiful, preserved, architecture and decoration. Is not too large but charming. Recommend.
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  • Closed on Sunday. Inconvenient for weekend tourists.
  • Great place to throwback to 20th century
  • 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.
  • Immense and stately Palace that was an illustrious patrician residence. Versailles palace style architecture, very well maintained and with explanatory boards on every thing there is. There's even one of the bathrooms which was left from the original way. The garden is very nice too. Has an archaeological museum in the basement and there's no need to pay entrance to any of the attractions.
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  • This place is beautiful! He is still a large part of the original decorations from the House, its architecture is beautiful and makes you travel back in time. There are 2 pianos incredible hand-painted. One of the details that I love: from any room, except the kitchen, you can see the garden.
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