Models of horses, gaucho costumes and rifles make the Museo del Gaucho a popular stop for families, though perhaps keep the smallest ones away from the very threatening-looking boleadores (a weapon of three balls tied to leather cords). Downstairs, the Museo de la Moneda exhibits Uruguayan and worldwide coins, from the earliest pesos to the present day. In a building designed by French architect Alfred MassÃ¼e, this is a good place to spend an hour picking out your favorite silver mate cup.
Avenida 18 de Julio 998
El Centro , Montevideo, Uruguay
Historical museum, Novelty museum, Cultural
From Plaza Independencia, walk along Avenida 18 de Julio
Relative price: Free
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...