Fodor's Expert Review Palacio Taranco/Museo de Artes Decorativas

Ciudad Vieja Castle/Palace/Chateau

Built in 1907, the ornate Taranco Palace in the Ciudad Vieja is representative of the French-inspired architecture favored in fin-de-siècle Montevideo. Even the marble for the floors was imported from France. Today you can survey that bygone glory in the palace's new incarnation as the Museo de Artes Decorativas (Museum of Decorative Arts). Its rooms are filled with period furniture, statuary, draperies, clocks, and portrait paintings. A cultural center within has a calendar of performances and live music.

Castle/Palace/Chateau Museum/Gallery

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Calle 25 de Mayo 376
Montevideo, Montevideo  11000, Uruguay

-2915–6060

www.mec.gub.uy/museoartesdecorativas

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