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Palacio Taranco

Veinticinco de Mayo 379 | Hours: Monday-Friday 1230pm - 730pm, Montevideo 11002, Uruguay
+598 2915 1101
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Le Petit Palais

Opulent residence that bears the names of the architects Girault and Chifflot, designers of the... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Peter D
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Belgium
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An old palace, full of life

This place , also known as Palacio Taranco, helds the collection of the Decorative Arts Museum. It... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Fernando P
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Veinticinco de Mayo 379 | Hours: Monday-Friday 1230pm - 730pm, Montevideo 11002, Uruguay
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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.

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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
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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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Reviewed 9 November 2017

A wonderful historic mansion where the furnishing and decoration form the museum. A wonderful way to explore old Montevideo. Museum is free to enter and there are two parts. In the basement is a display of ancient artefacts. On the ground and first floor is...More

Thank C H
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This free museum has a good display of Greek/Roman pre-Christ artifacts in the basement. On the ground and first floors are the palace rooms which appear to be in the same condition with the furnishings of when it was a private residence. This includes the...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Montevideo is a fascinating city, but hard to visit. It's spread out and many areas are dilapidated. Other areas are downright sketchy. That said, there are many incredible historic buildings and it's truly worth the effort to see them. Palacio Taranco is a rare opportunity...More

2  Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had the place to ourselves this day, it felt like visiting some extremely wealthy private house, filled with interesting art, antiques and some outstanding pieces: a Goya, for example. The marble floors are magnificent, so is all the woodwork, and the tapestry on the...More

1  Thank Pvblue
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very well maintained & quite a pleasant surprise. Days of grandeur. All for free. The staff are so helpful. The Architect must have been exceptional.

1  Thank Hooray H
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Great rainy day activity though the home's beauty is worth visiting on a sunny day as well. Free of charge! This is a beautiful home & wonderfully restored. It doesn't take a long time to get through but is well worth it. Take time to...More

1  Thank Katherine H
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

I've visited Palaces all over the world, and this didn't disappoint - a lovely example of old world Europe in the heart of Montevideo. If you enjoy this kind of activity - you'll find this one worth the stroll.

Thank Rich H
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