Palacio Taranco, Montevideo

4.5
View an extensive collection of decorative arts at Palacio Taranco, featuring rooms stacked with European period furniture, draperies, ornaments, sculptures, textiles, and portrait paintings. French architects Charles Louis Girault and Jules Chifflot León--the creators of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris--designed the palace in the early 20th century. The eclectic interior combines diverse elements from Persian curtains to Flemish tapestries. Climb the marble spiral staircase, which links the lobby with the halls, and walk across the oak floors designed in the style of Versailles. See the dining hall, billiards room, smoking lounge, and library, all lavishly furnished in Louis XV, Louis XVI, and Regency styles. The palace's museum also boasts an important collection of classical art and archeology, including Greco-Roman ceramics. Using our online itinerary creator, Montevideo attractions like Palacio Taranco can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We made the visit on a rainy day, and it was worth it, to know a little of the history of Montevideo, the palace is very beautiful, and the staff very sympathetic.
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  • It is in a square next to the Old Town square. The palace is beautiful and does not charge entrance. The visit to the halls is accompanied by the sound of a piano played live by a musician leaving the visit even more enjoyable. It was one of the rides I liked most. I thought it even better that the Solis theater is so famous. The Visitation of the Taranco Palace should be more publicized. In the basement there are still several archaeological pieces (have to leave the bag in a guard volumes to enter) with free visitation as well.
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  • Amazing old house / palace turned museum! Definitely worth a visit. On the dias del patrimonio it opens for free to the public, not sure of price on other days. There’s an indigenous museum in the basement which is less great in my opinion, as the collection is quite small. But the main and top floors of the house are gorgeous, very elaborately decorated, including three antique pianos. Patio is beautiful as well.
  • Marvelous architectural details and art. Well worth the visit
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