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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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  • One of the most charming museums have in the Uruguayan capital. Some floors of sheer beauty. Very interesting story!
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  • We went with a friend on the heritage day to explore this beautiful building. The House is giant, architecture, works of art, but both feel a little content missed us. Able to there are guided tours, not it, but when we went there and either an audio guide that will help us to understand what we were seeing.
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  • It is an excellent place to meet part of the history of our country, and a really amazing time home.
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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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