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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  • Like the two exhibitions: archaeological collection (underground), historic/decorative arts (in the 1° and 2° floor), with interesting artwork-I highlight one small Goya which I really enjoyed. I went on 2 different days, to not get too tired, and I mess up the end of the visit (because of tiredness sometimes lose good opportunities to observe a work carefully). Is not accessible for wheelchair users. Free of charge. Has cloakroom underground, which is great to visit more relaxed, without extra weight.
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  • A wonderful historic mansion where the furnishing and decoration form the museum. A wonderful way to explore old Montevideo. Museum is free to enter and there are two parts. In the basement is a displ...  more »
  • That wonderful home and with a huge amount of art and decorative objects. Are the details and the little surprises that you'll find. Are two floors and the beautiful garden. Each room tells a story and we wondered what decisions were taken which loves began or end that way, how many people to serve their owners. It's a mansion! Worth the visit.
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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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