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Palacio Municipal, Replica Statue Of David And Museo De Historia Del Arte - Museum Montevideo - Uruguay

You weren’t expecting to see a statue of Michelangelo’s David when you came to Uruguay, but this is what can be viewed at the front of the Palacio Municipal (City Hall). A gift from Italy, it is only your first glimpse of Europe before heading into the even bigger surprise of the Museo de Historia del Arte. Montevideo’s answer to the British Museum houses a large collection of ancient and colonial artifacts, including busts from Greek antiquity, Roman marble sculptures and the ubiquitous Egyptian mummy. More unusual pieces include Islamic and pre-Colonial Uruguayan artwork. A must-see and great for kids.


Museum is at Ejido and San José

El Centro , Montevideo, Uruguay

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Art

Getting There

Walk or take any bus going along Avenida 18 de Julio

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:noon

Open Hours to:5:30 p.m.

Days Closed:Monday

Here are other activities in and around El Centro that may be of interest: Museo Militar General Artigas, Museo De La Casa De Gobierno, Museos Del Gaucho Y De La Moneda and Museo Del Automóvil Eduardo Iglesias.

By Emma Jones

Emma Jones, 30, is from London, and recently spent nine months enjoying travelling and writing in South America.�Her favourite...

15 Feb 2011

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