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Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda

Av 18 de Julio 998, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
+598 900 8764
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A nice place to visit.

This museum is in a beautiful building, give you a way to discover one aspect of the culture of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
zedtvl
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Tucson, Arizona
Great way to learn about the gauchos

What a pleasant surprise -- a free museum with a well-done and comprehensive insight into gaucho... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
RoadTripRoger
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Putnam, Connecticut
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The South American cowboy, or “gaucho” is the focus of one collection at this museum, and the other depicts the history of Uruguay’s currency.
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  • Average12%
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Av 18 de Julio 998, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is in a beautiful building, give you a way to discover one aspect of the culture of this country and it is free.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

What a pleasant surprise -- a free museum with a well-done and comprehensive insight into gaucho culture. The building itself is quite impressive, and the museum (sponsored by a bank) also includes a little room with banking antiques. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We wandered in here, and were pleasantly surprised to find it was free entry. There’s not a lot of exhibits, and are mostly a selection of tools, and weapons of gauchos. There’s also a room with banking items. Worth a look, but don’t go out...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

All the museums in Montevideo are free, and this one is worth a look, all the exhibits are in Spanish so if like me it’s basic, you might struggle to understand, this goes for all the museums, so if you get a chance of a...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Lovely museum housed in a gorgeous building that has a FREE entrance fee. Clothes, spurs, weapons, dishes and much more to view. Several small rooms to look through and the items are well displayed. You are allowed to take pictures which is great.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The museum contains a small but impressive display of gaucho artifacts that are quite interesting, but it is the building itself that makes the visit particularly worth the while. A beautiful former residence right in the heart of downtown, both the exterior and interior are...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Despite having a street map, it was hard to find this museum. Look for the Banco Republica building on the corner of Av.18 de Julio & Julio Herrera y Obes diagonally from the corner of Plaza Juan Pedro Fabini. The building itself - built in...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

The building this museum is housed in is stunning, it’s free however it is not large. An interesting mix of money and life of the traditional gaucho

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This museum is a must on your montevideo museum list! Shows you and displays a very beautiful range of items referred to the legendary image of the "gaucho" and the countryside life in early uruguayan years. Shows you different types of coins and currency from...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The best part of this museum is the building, which is quite beautiful. There's nothing to learn about the gaucho, and the artifacts, fancy mate cups and decorative horse harnesses, clearlywere used by the elite not the gaucho, who needed practical equipment for working.

Thank Citizen F
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