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Palacio Taranco And The Museum Of Decorative Arts - Museum Montevideo - Uruguay

Unlike museums that have paintings hung on bare walls, this entire venue is a work of art, with immaculate detailing, ornate Rococo touches and a beautiful gated terrace. Originally the house of the Ortiz de Taranco brothers, the state acquired this landmark in 1943, along with the donated family collection of art. The body of tapestries, paintings, sculptures, furniture and ornaments make up a truly opulent palace. Oldest authors are exhibited on the top floor, while the ground floor exhibits works done primarily by Spanish artists. No photos are allowed, though this seems outweighed by the sparsity of museum attendants present to enforce such a rule.


25 de Mayo 376

Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo, Uruguay

Museum Types:
Art museum

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Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Tuesday-Saturday 12:30-6 p.m., Sunday 2-6 p.m.

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