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Palacio Taranco

Closes in 17 min: 12:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Open today: 12:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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Excellent house/museum.

Fantastic quality of design, furniture and objects, that would be in place in North America or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Really awesome building.

Wish this was converted into a hotel with restaurant below. It needs more movement and economic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montevideo, Uruguay
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This impressive 20th-century building was designed by French architects and now houses a decorative arts museum with Uruguayan furniture, clocks, paintings and more.
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Hours Today: 12:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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Veinticinco de Mayo 379 | Hours: Monday-Friday 1230pm - 730pm, Montevideo 11002, Uruguay
Ciudad Vieja
+598 2915 1101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic quality of design, furniture and objects, that would be in place in North America or Europe, and they are not copies or in “the style of”...as one see frequently.

Thank SusanitaLyon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish this was converted into a hotel with restaurant below. It needs more movement and economic life.

Thank GourmetMVD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and luxurious mansion of the last century, built by the same French architects of the Petit Palace for a Uruguayan family, today is the Museum of Decorative Arts The entrance is free and free. It is worth a visit in the old city.

Thank Norma F
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I personally love decorative arts and everything about this building is amazing. The architecture, the finishes and the setting with garden is lovely. So well preserved and elegant!

Thank Nina961
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Great museum in Montevideo. I would high recommend. Beautiful building. Interesting features. Not sure as to the history of it, but I was still impressed by how it looked.

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 3 June 2018

It seams to me this palace is the best museum in Montevideo. Beautiful and interesting: antic collection, architecture, interiors and pictures. It's free of charge.

Thank Dina M
Reviewed 27 April 2018

The Palacio Taranco is quie a beautiful building worth photographing. However I am not entirely sure of its function. I also didn't get a chance to enter. It is situated in proximity to the Plaza Constitucion and the Old Quarter of Montevideo.

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Opulent residence that bears the names of the architects Girault and Chifflot, designers of the Petit Palais in Paris. Paintings of Velazquez, Goya, Teniers, Ribera, ... Perfect example of the house of the Montevideo upper class at the beginning of the 20th century. Highly recommended.

Thank PeterD218
Reviewed 28 February 2018

This place , also known as Palacio Taranco, helds the collection of the Decorative Arts Museum. It was formerly the residence of one of the oldest and richest families of Montevideo. During your visit, besides having a fantastic view over the great Plaza Zabala, you...More

1  Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Now this is how to live! So incredible I've visited twice and in awe both times! Stunningly gorgeous words don't describe. A must-see in Ciudad Vieja. Don't miss this treasure!

1  Thank ASU_DrK
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this is innaproriate as a question