Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, Montevideo

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Visit Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda for a look into the history of the gaucho in Uruguay. The popular museum is located in the 19th century Heber Palace, built in an ornate French Neo-Renaissance style. Wander the floors of the mansion to see artifacts and items from the daily life of the gauchos, especially their fine silver work on mate cups and straws. View traditional articles of clothing, horse equipment, swords, and other intricately designed ceremonial items. The second floor showcases an exhibit on Uruguayan currency and contains ancient coins from all over South America. By using our Montevideo day trip planning tool, you can arrange your visit to Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda and other attractions in Montevideo.
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  • Our hotel checked the museum's information via internet before we left and said that the museum was still open. However, when we got there, it was not open. The store next door told me that it was...  more »
  • I came out here to visit it, and saw the note on the door. The score doesn't reflect the museum....I am required to rate it. Apologies, because it probably is not a reflection of the museum.  more »
  • Even if you aren't interested in the subject you should visit this museum to see the house it is in. I visited this museum in 1985 and have always remembered how beautiful it was. Finally returned after 33 years. That said, the gaucho stuff is interesting and they have a great collection of yerba mate stuff.
  • A nice museum with 3 floors. No entrance fee. Lots to look at. We enjoyed it.
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