On the south side of Plaza Independencia, whitewashed Roman pillars and elegant dÃ©cor welcome you to this museum. Housing artifacts, furniture and paintings from former Uruguayan presidents, you can examine the intricate detail of the light blue saddle ridden by President MaxÃmo Santos, and admire a wealth of medals and costumes. There are also displays of military figurines. Yet perhaps the most bizarre exhibit is Coquimbo the dog, the former companion of President VenanciÃ³ Flores, now stuffed for your enjoyment.
Plaza Independencia, south side
El Centro , Montevideo, Uruguay
Walk or take any bus heading for Plaza Independencia
Open Hours from:10 a.m.
Open Hours to:5 p.m.
Days Closed:Saturday and Sunday
Emma Jones, 30, is from London, and recently spent nine months enjoying travelling and writing in South America.ï¿½Her favourite...