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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 Palace, now headquarters of the Museum of decorative arts, located in the city travel is worth to be visited. His art collection is very interesting and the State of conservation of the Palace is very good. The care of the staff is very friendly and professional.
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  • Those who like to enjoy architecture and decoration is a must. various furniture of the era, tapestries, decorations such as chandeliers and vases.
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  • This building and Museum is a gem in our city. It is a nice walk to family and to know a little more of a time history of other Montevideo.
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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.
  • Many furniture and paintings of the era, is huge and entrance free. Highly recommended to see it and feel of that time
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  • A splendid palace from the beginning of the 20th century. Much to see and discover.
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  • Beautiful
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  • Imposing. It is worth visiting it.
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