Palacio Taranco, Montevideo

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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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  • Rarely can very different people join the vision and claim that this palace is amazing. It has a very particular charm, refined, deserves to be seen by foreigners and by the Uruguayans themselves. They have transformed it today into museum of arts, but everything takes us back to a past that we beautifully evoke.
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  • This palace on the scale of Uruguay is located in Plaza Zabala (a Parisian corner in Uruguay), recently attacked by the municipality (who added 12 banks for US$S 45000) that frame art and good taste, with uncomfortable furniture, very bad quality and finishes, which have nothing to do with good taste. Surely some friend of the departmental quarterist was the creditor of such brutality.
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